Diageo donates 10M water cans to aid disaster relief via Convoy of Hope.
Diageo North America is helping communities hit by disasters in the U.S. They’re giving ten million water cans to Convoy of Hope, a group that helps during tough times. These cans will go to places that need them the most when disasters strike.
The water cans are made at Diageo’s factory in Plainfield, Illinois. Once filled, Convoy of Hope will send them out from their center in Springfield, MO, to help people across the country.
Marsha McIntosh, from Diageo North America, said they’re good at making things quickly and efficiently. During the pandemic, they made sanitizer quickly. Now, they’re making ten million water cans to help communities in the U.S. hit by disasters. They’re proud to work with Convoy of Hope to help in times of crisis.
Convoy of Hope, based in Missouri, helps poor and struggling people worldwide. They don’t just help during disasters; they also support communities by feeding children, teaching farming, empowering women, and organizing events. Last year, they helped 36 disasters in the U.S., and this year, they’ve already responded to 37.
Ethan Forhetz, from Convoy of Hope, said that Diageo’s donation will really help during disasters. It’ll provide much-needed water to families and communities in tough times.
Diageo’s initiative is part of their CARES program. This program helps employees volunteer, raise money, and give back to communities in the U.S. and Canada. Over the past ten years, they’ve supported disaster relief and helped the hospitality sector during the pandemic. They’ve also helped places like the U.S. Virgin Islands and Kentucky after tornadoes and storms.
In short, Diageo is teaming up with Convoy of Hope to provide water to communities facing disasters in the U.S. It’s part of their effort to support those in need and make a difference during tough times.