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THE STROH BREWERY COMPANY AND ANCHOR GLASS CONTAINER CORP. SUPPORT FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS WITH FRESH DRINKING WATER SHIPMENTS

 DETROIT, July 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stroh Brewery Company has launched a relief effort to support victims of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers flooding by shipping more than 110,000 bottles of fresh drinking water from its St. Paul, Minn., brewery to hard-hit Des Moines, Iowa.
 The water will be bottled today at the St. Paul facility for immediate shipment. Stroh, in conjunction with Anchor Glass Container Corp.'s operation in Shakopee, Minn., will ship more than 9,200 cases of 32-ounce bottles from St. Paul to Des Moines beginning tonight. The water then will be distributed free of charge to local residents through American Red Cross disaster relief teams.
 "All of us at The Stroh Brewery Company feel for the victims of this natural tragedy and we recognize their need for support," said William L. Henry, president and chief operating officer of Stroh. "The very visible impact of this unfortunate situation has moved us to help out by providing the victims one of their most basic needs at this time."
 "Anchor Glass Container Corp. appreciates the opportunity to support our good customer and partner, Stroh, in this humanitarian effort," said Bob Murphy, vice president of sales.
 When reports surfaced Sunday indicating Des Moines' water treatment facility was under water, Stroh's St. Paul brewery and Anchor Glass Container Corp. mobilized quickly. Stroh converted its filling lines from beer to fresh drinking water within a few hours. The bottles are being packaged in Old Milwaukee cases and will be transported on eight semi-trucks from St. Paul to Des Moines.
 The flooding at the water treatment plant is expected to leave at least 250,000 homes in greater Des Moines without city drinking water for the next week, but the Stroh water shipment should ease the strain on residents' fresh water needs.
 "Stroh is pleased to offer its assistance to the American Red Cross' flood relief efforts," Henry said. "Whenever disaster strikes, Americans know they can count on the Red Cross and its efficiency in attending to the victims. It's overwhelming knowing that in our own small way we are contributing to this relief effort."
 Mark VII Transportation of Memphis, Tenn., Warner Enterprises of Omaha, Neb., and other regional trucking companies donated their time and equipment to help Stroh transport the bottled water from the plant to Red Cross assistance sites in Des Moines.
 Anchor Glass Container Corp. is headquartered in Tampa, Fla.
 The Stroh Brewery Company, the nation's fourth-largest brewing company, operates five breweries nationwide.
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 /CONTACT: Lacey Logan of The Stroh Brewery Company, 313-446-3118/


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