Molson Coors donates fresh water to help truckers cut back on stops
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Molson Coors, which has a history of packaging water and donating it to Americans in need, has stepped up again to donate safe drinking water to truck drivers in the U.S. and Canada, according to a post on its blog.
The company, which, of course, owns Miller Brewing here in Milwaukee, has donated 154,000 cans of water to help keep truckers safe by limiting their need to stop for supplies during the coronavirus outbreak.
Last week, 50,000 cans went to Werner Enterprises, a national trucking company, for distribution to its terminals in Florida, Georgia and Texas.
The remaining 104,000 cans are going to breweries in Milwaukee; Albany, Georgia; Elkton, Virginia; Fort Worth, Texas; Golden, Colorado; Montreal; and Toronto for distribution to more than 1oo other trucking companies.
The water is canned at the Molson Coors brewery in Trenton, Ohio, and shipped from its Shenandoah brewery in Elkton.
Graphic Packaging International donated the 12-pack cartons that hold the cans.
"Truck drivers are the unsung heroes keeping America nourished and our supply chains moving during a time of great need," said Michael Nordman, Molson Coors' community affairs director in the blog post.
"While many around the country are sheltering in place, truck drivers are working long hours away from their families to keep our stores and pantries stocked."
Since the outbreak hit the U.S. and Canada, Molson Coors has also given drivers food and drink, and clean, sanitized bathrooms to help cut down on required stops during their trips.
Many of those drivers are out there delivering beer to thirsty Americans staying at home.
The water distribution is part of Molson Coors' ongoing effort, launched in 2017, to help communities in crisis.
According to the post, "The company also recently donated 50,000 cans of water to the Salvation Army Intermountain Division in Denver, Colorado, to assist with the organization's COVID-19 relief efforts. The donations are part of the company's broader response to the pandemic, which also included a $1 million donation pledged last week to the United States Bartenders' Guild."
Cheers, Molson Coors and Miller.
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