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Emergency Drinking Water for the South: Nestle Waters North America Sends More Than 1.7 Million Bottles to Aid Flood Relief Efforts


GREENWICH, Conn., May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Nestle Waters North America today announced details about the company's donation of clean drinking water to disaster relief efforts in communities affected by the storms and subsequent flooding which struck several southern states last week.

Already, the company has worked with organizations such as FEMA, American Red Cross, Feed the Children and Gleaning For The World to deliver more than 1.7 million bottles of water to those most in need.

"With the exception of Hurricane Katrina, I can't remember a time when we received more requests for bottled water," said Ronald Davidson, President and Founder of Gleaning For The World. "We are distributing water to Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee, and we're grateful for the generosity and support of the Nestle Waters brands." "We are proud to have had the opportunity and ability to aid communities affected by last week's flooding," said Tony Dexter, Plant Manager of the Nestle(R) Pure Life(R) facility Red Boiling Springs. "Access to clean drinking water is vital in instances when normal supply is temporarily limited or unavailable, and Nestle Waters remains committed to working with government agencies and relief organizations to help ensure access quickly to those most in need." The company's donation included products from Nestle Waters' Nestle(R) Pure Life(R) purified water and the Poland Spring(R) spring water brands.

Six counties across Tennessee have been declared federal disaster areas following the severe storms and flooding that struck the state beginning last Friday.

About Nestle Waters North America Central to the leadership of Nestle Waters North America Inc. is its 34-year history and single-focus on producing bottled water products. The company's dedication to product quality, manufacturing expertise, efficient production, employee development and environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has helped Nestle Waters become the number one bottled water company in the U.S. To reach success, the company follows its credo: Respect for each other, respect for the environment, and respect for the community. To learn more, visit

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