In the spring of 2019, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation donated $500,000 to the American Red Cross’ Service to the Armed Forces Giving Program (SAFGP), which helps provide vital services for more than 2 million members of the military, veterans, and their families.
Anheuser-Busch’s longstanding partnership with the American Red Cross dates back to 1906 and we continue to work together over a century later to support communities in need. Since 1988, together with our wholesaler partners, we have worked alongside the American Red Cross to provide more than 80 million cans of emergency drinking water to U.S. communities affected by natural disasters.
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Established by Anheuser-Busch in 1975, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation is also proud to support the American Red Cross as a member of the Annual Disaster Giving Program – pledging donations on an ongoing basis in advance of disasters to help ensure the American Red Cross can act quickly when disasters strike.
Through this donation to the Service to the Armed Forces Giving Program, the largest financial gift by a corporate partner to the program to date, we are excited to continue expanding our work with the American Red Cross to directly support our men and women in uniform.
“The Red Cross is most grateful to the Anheuser-Busch Foundation for this generous gift” said Koby Langley, Senior Vice President for the Service to the Armed Forces division of the American Red Cross. “It’s this generosity of spirit and unity of mission that allows us to innovate and develop new opportunities to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s military and tomorrow’s veterans.”
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Through its Service to Armed Forces Giving Program, the American Red Cross serves military personnel and veterans every day throughout the year by providing 24/7 global emergency communication services and support in health care facilities across the country. Last year alone, the American Red Cross provided over 461,000 emergency and critical community services to more than 195,000 military members and their families.
The Anheuser-Busch Foundation is proud to help play a small part in the American Red Cross’ efforts to give back to our servicemen and women who give so much to protect our country and communities.
Expanding our partnership with the American Red Cross to support our armed forces gives us purpose beyond brewing.
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