by BECKY GOFF
Little Apple Post
MANHATTAN - On Wednesday afternoon, Flint Hills Beverage representatives, Ben Rowe and Jason Bruce, delivered a pallets of canned drinking water on behalf of Anheuser-Busch's disaster relief program.
The donated water was delivered to both Riley County Fire District #1 and Blue Township Fire Department.
“Spring is the busiest time of the year for our volunteers, and sometimes crews can be called out multiple times in a day or serve 12-hour shifts to battle large grass fires and wildland fires. Having this donation means it will be easier to keep our people healthy while they’re working to keep the community safe, and we greatly appreciate it. We plan to distribute the drinking water to each of our 15 fire stations to be used during training exercises and firefighting activities,” explained Russel Stukey, Riley County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director.
Anheuser-Busch partnered with the National Volunteer Fire Council in 2019 to create the Emergency Drinking Water for Wildland Firefighters program.