Coca-Cola And Pepsi Partner With Ravn Alaska To Deliver Water To Tuluksak, Alaska

Fire burns building in Tuluksak

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company and PepsiCo of Alaska have teamed up to provide pallets of water to help the village of Tuluksak after a fire destroyed its pump house and laundromat a month ago.

The partnership is donating 6,000 pounds of water to the village. Ravn Alaska is also helping out by flying the water to Bethel, and then RyanAir will fly the water to Tuluksak to be delivered.

“I’m glad we were able to help people, it’s a tragedy that they are in such need of something basic like water, so we’re just happy that we can do our little part to ease their suffering,” said Rob McKinney, CEO of Ravn Alaska.

Since the fire, the village has relied on donated bottled water for drinking. 

“Whether you’re a fan of Coca-Cola or Pepsi, we’re all Alaskans, and Alaskans deserve great drinking water,” said Hellen Payares, the marketing manager of Coca-Cola Bottling Alaska.

Brent Miller, general manager at PepsiCo, agrees, saying, “We are fierce competitors out in the marketplace, but we do work together on common purposes of, whether helping a village that needs water.”

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company and PepsiCo of Alaska have teamed up to provide pallets of water to help the village of Tuluksak after a fire destroyed its pump house and laundromat a month ago.

The partnership is donating 6,000 pounds of water to the village. Ravn Alaska is also helping out by flying the water to Bethel, and then RyanAir will fly the water to Tuluksak to be delivered.

“I’m glad we were able to help people, it’s a tragedy that they are in such need of something basic like water, so we’re just happy that we can do our little part to ease their suffering,” said Rob McKinney, CEO of Ravn Alaska.

Since the fire, the village has relied on donated bottled water for drinking. 

“Whether you’re a fan of Coca-Cola or Pepsi, we’re all Alaskans, and Alaskans deserve great drinking water,” said Hellen Payares, the marketing manager of Coca-Cola Bottling Alaska.

Brent Miller, general manager at PepsiCo, agrees, saying, “We are fierce competitors out in the marketplace, but we do work together on common purposes of, whether helping a village that needs water.”

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help provide essential supplies to the community. So far, more than $100,000 has been raised.

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