In response to hurricanes and tropical storms that have ravaged Florida causing billions of dollars in damage across the state, the Anheuser-Busch Foundation is donating $1 million to hurricane relief efforts in the state.
The donation will be divided among three organizations: The Volunteer Florida Foundation: The Florida Hurricane Relief Fund, $500,000; the American Red Cross, $250,000; and The Salvation Army, $250,000.
The Florida Hurricane Relief Fund will benefit victims of hurricanes in areas most severely impacted by the storms throughout the state. Established by Florida Gov Jeb Bush, the fund is designed to assist in community needs that cannot be completely met by other non-profit organizations and federal and state agencies also working to help rebuild.
Anheuser-Busch has donated more than four million cans of drinking water to aid victims and rescue workers in areas affected by the hurricanes. The American Red Cross, Salvation Army, the State of Florida Emergency Management, and other disaster relief groups are distributing the canned water, aided by local Anheuser-Busch wholesalers. Anheuser-Busch also made an earlier donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
The drinking water was canned at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Cartersville GA; Metal Container Corp in Rome GA, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch, supplied the cans. Various trucking companies assisted in delivering the water.