Hurricane Irma: Anheuser-Busch sending more than 300K cans of water to Florida

Posted at 3:23 PM, Sep 09, 2017

These “Buds” are for you, Florida.

With one of the strongest hurricanes on records bearing down on the Sunshine State, the nation’s largest brewery paused production this week to can water for the recovery effort ahead.

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In a press release on Friday, Anheuser-Busch said it was sending six truckloads of water to Florida — more than 310,000 cans that can be used by those in need and first responders.



Bill Bradley, Anheuser-Busch’s Vice President for Community Affairs, said in the release that the company paused production at its Cartersville, Georgia facility on Monday to can water.

The company also announced it was donating $1 million to the American Red Cross’ Annual Disaster Giving Program.

It’s the second time in less than a month that the company has sent canned water to the victims of a natural disaster. In August, Anheuser-Busch sent more than 150,000 cans of water to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Alex Hider is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @alexhider.