As 2011 marked a year in which the United States was pummeled by some of the worst tornadoes, floods, and wildfires on record, Nestlé Waters North America employees were recently honored by AmeriCares, a nonprofit global health and disaster relief organization, for donating over one million bottles of water to natural disaster survivors in 12 states across the country.
Over the last seven years, Nestlé Waters has worked with AmeriCares to donate over 6 million bottles of water to disaster survivors in the United States and Haiti where the company supported relief efforts after the 2010 earthquake.
“Nestlé never turns us down when our fellow Americans are in need,” said AmeriCares president and CEO Curt Welling. “It’s a unique partnership in that Nestlé gives us access to the product in their distribution centers around the country, and often ships it directly to food pantries and shelters so that the people who need it most get it as quickly as possible.”
Welling presented an award to Nestlé Waters North America President and CEO Kim Jeffery at a presentation at the company’s Stamford, Conn. Headquarters.
“While I am happy to accept the award on behalf of our employees, it’s really organizations like AmeriCares that deserve the credit,” Jeffery said. “They are the first responders when there is an emergency and people need help.”