INX International and CannedWater4Kids team up to send drinking water relief to Texas
Schaumburg, IL – February 24, 2021 – It has been a devastating week of freezing temperatures for Texans, compounded by more than 10 inches of snow and ice, rolling blackouts in Houston and surrounding areas, and millions of people without power or electricity. The unexpected freeze has caused cracked or burst pipes, leaving nearly half the state’s population facing boil-water advisories and safe drinking water a scarcity. But help is on the way.
INX International Ink Co. and CannedWater4Kids (CW4K) have joined forces to send a rush delivery of CW4K premium drinking water packed in 16-ounce aluminum bottles. The truckload of 33,600 units will arrive this week at the Montgomery County Food Bank near Houston.
In Montgomery County, approximately 78,000 households remain without power at this time. It is uncertain when full power will return and a boil-water advisory remains in effect. Fortunately, humanitarian efforts from companies like CW4K and INX will make a difference.
“This is the first of several truckloads we plan to send,” said Greg Stromberg, CannedWater4Kids founder and CEO. “When we saw the news, we just had to help. It was the right thing to do because clean, safe drinking water is critical for staying healthy and hydrated. Coordinating and financing the water delivery was a team effort. We couldn’t have done it without the help of INX International.”
“People across the state of Texas are in great need of fresh drinking water after the winter storms have destroyed their water supply. We are glad to be able to do our part and help out the local communities,” remarked John Hrdlick, President and CEO of INX International Ink Co.
Renee Schouten, Director of Marketing for INX, added “INX has been a main sponsor and supporter of CW4K for a long time. We believe in their purpose to provide clean, safe drinking water to those in need, and we’re here to help any chance we get.”
About INX International Ink Co.
INX International Ink Co. is the third largest producer of inks in North America, with full service subsidiaries in Europe and South America and is part of Sakata INX worldwide operations. We offer a complete line of ink and coating solutions technology for commercial, packaging and digital applications. As a leading global manufacturer of inkjet inks, we provide a full palette of digital ink systems, advanced technologies and integrated services. To stay in touch with the latest developments, follow INX on Facebook and Twitter and visit www.inxinternational.com.
CannedWater4Kids is a 501c3 lean-nonprofit based in Sussex, Wisconsin. Established in 2008, the organization’s mission is to bring clean, safe drinking water to the children of the world who are currently without. CW4K funds its initiatives with cash donations, grants and through the sale of their premium drinking water in aluminum bottles and cans. 95 cents of every dollar collected helps support sustainable clean water programs. Projects include assisting the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Engineers Without Borders in bringing water purification solutions to the highlands of Guatemala, and support for well/water tank and Bio Sand Filter projects in Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania, Africa. Recent disaster and hurricane relief efforts include sending truckloads of canned drinking water to Michigan, Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. To learn more, visit https://www.cannedwater4kids.org.