100,000 cans of drinking water is on its way to Nebraska to help flood victims

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EAST PORTERVILLE, CA – FEBRUARY 11: A resident holds a can of water donated by the Anheuser-Busch company as water wells supplying hundreds of residents remain dry in the fourth year of worsening drought on February 11, 2015 in East Porterville, California. Many local residents fill water tanks with free non-potable water for flushing toilets, bathing and laundering. Bottled water is used for drinking, cooking and washing dishes. Most of the wells of about 926 dry homes in Tulare County stopped flowing last summer when some 17 California communities ran out of water. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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OMAHA, Neb. — An emergency supply of drinking water is on its way to flooded communities in Nebraska.

Anheuser-Busch said in a news release that they are sending two truckloads –that’s more than 100,000 cans–  to areas in need of drinking water.

“The emergency drinking water will be sent to Anheuser-Busch wholesaler partner, Eagle Distributing in Fremont, NE, who will work alongside Quality Brands of Omaha to distribute the water locally to those in need,” the news release said.

The water will come from the company’s brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. The brewery along with the one in Cartersville, Georgia occasionally halt beer production to create cans of drinking water that can be donated when disaster strikes.

This isn’t the first time the beer giant has sent canned water to areas hit with natural disasters. They’ve been doing this for more than 30 years. They also did this when Tropical Storm Harvey hit the southern part of the United States in August 2017.

According to the news release, since 1988 Anheuser-Busch and its wholesaler partners have provided more than 80 million cans of water.

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