Anheuser-Busch is delivering 2,156 cases — about 51,000 cans of drinking water — to Fort Leonard Wood today for families affected by the New Year’s Eve tornado.
The water is scheduled to arrive early tomorrow morning at the Fort Leonard Wood.
Some 50 families’ homes are a total loss and 110 families have been displaced due to storm damage.
Anheuser-Busch says its distributors have provided nearly 6 million cans of packaged drinking water to victims of natural disasters over the past three years, including fires in California and Colorado; hurricanes and storms in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, South Dakota, Mississippi and Texas; and flooding in New York, Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wyoming, Missouri and Wisconsin.
“It’s important for communities to pull together and lend a helping hand,” said Pete Kraemer, Vice President of Supply for Anheuser-Busch.
The first disaster relief effort for Anheuser-Busch was headed up by Adolphus Busch in 1906 when he made a donation to victims of the San Francisco earthquake.