Anheuser-Busch Donates 2,352 Cans of Water to Newell Volunteer Fire Department

Newell News

NEWELL— Last summer, the Newell Volunteer Fire Department was the recipient of a generous donation that has been invaluable throughout the past year. Anheuser-Busch, in collaboration with the National Volunteer Fire Council, donated a pallet of water to the department as part of their Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters program. This program aims to keep firefighters hydrated during their challenging and often dangerous work.

The donation, which consisted of 2,352 twelve-ounce cans of water, was given to the Newell Volunteer Fire Department to be used over the course of twelve months. “We’ve used it a lot throughout the year,” said Don Tishmack of the fire department. Newell also shared the water with the Vale, Nisland-Arpan, Castle Rock, and Butte County Fire Departments, as well as the Newell Ambulance Service. “It wasn’t just us that benefitted from it,” Tishmack said.

Many volunteer fire departments struggle with limited budgets and resources. The Newell Volunteer Fire Department is just one example of how this program has helped to support those who put their lives on the line to protect their communities.

Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of donating water to support firefighters. By teaming up with the National Volunteer Fire Council, the company has been able to provide over 8.9 million cans of water to more than 2,500 volunteer fire departments across nearly all 50 states. According to the National Volunteer Fire Council, that amount of water is equal to over one million dollars in savings for local departments.

Anheuser-Busch will donate 1.5 million cans of clean drinking water in 2024 to help keep fire responders hydrated as they protect and support our communities.