Residents of Louisiana will soon be drinking ice-cold cans from Anheuser-Busch, but they won’t be alcoholic.
Anheuser-Busch is sending more than 250,000 cans of emergency water to Louisiana flood victims.
The death toll from historic flooding rose to 11 on Tuesday. Floodwaters have damaged more than 40,000 homes and continue to overwhelm Baton Rouge and much of southern Louisiana.
The first of five truckloads of emergency drinking water will arrive in Baton Rouge today, according to Anheuser-Busch.
The cans of water are in direct response to a call from the Red Cross for drinking water in communities hit by devastating floods.
In the last few months, the company sent 100,000 cans of water to firefighters and victims of the wildfires in California and 100,000 to victims of flooding in West Virginia.
“Throughout the year we periodically pause production at our brewery to can drinking water so we are ready to help communities in times of disaster,” said Sarah Schilling, Sr. Brewmaster of Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville brewery, said in a statement.
The Baton Rouge donations bring the companies water donations to more than 1 million cans thisyear, according to the statement.