Brewery to deliver more than 50,000 cans of water to firefighters in Washington, Northwest

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Anheuser-Busch to Donate 50,000 Cans of Water to Firefighters


ST. LOUIS — Anheuser-Busch announced Monday that it is going to provide 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water — or 51,744 cans — for use by firefighters battling forest fires in Washington state and the Pacific Northwest.

The company said a truck loaded with water will arrive this week in Wenatchee, Wash.

See photos of the raging wildfires in Washington:

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Brewery to deliver more than 50,000 cans of water to firefighters in Washington, Northwest
OMAK, WA - AUGUST 22: A makeshift fire truck puts water on a wildfire, which is part of the Okanogan Complex, as it burns through brush on August 22, 2015 near Omak, Washington. The fires have burned more tha 127,000 acres. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
OMAK, WA - AUGUST 23: A farmer mows alfalfa amid the smoke from the Okanagon Complex Wildfires on August 23, 2015 near Omak, Washington. More than 1,000 personnel are fighting the Okanagon Complex Fires which have burned more 239,000 acres. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
OKANOGAN, WA - AUGUST 22: Firefighters extinguish hotpots after a wildfire, part of the Okanogan Complex, swept through the area on August 22, 2015 near Okanogan, Washington. The Okanogan Complex fires have burned more than 127,000 acres. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
OMAK, WA - AUGUST 21: A wildfire, which is part of the Okanogan Complex, flares up on August 21, 2015 in the hills near Omak, Washington. The fires, which killed three firefighters and critically injured another, threaten homes and communities throughout the area. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Columbia Distributing, the local Anheuser-Busch distributor, is working with the American Red Cross and Chelan County Public Works to distribute the water, it said.

"Firefighters and relief workers are in need of safe, clean drinking water, and Anheuser-Busch is in a unique position to produce and ship emergency drinking water," said Peter Kraemer, vice president of Supply for Anheuser-Busch.

"Our local distributors help identify those communities most in need, and work with relief organizations such as the American Red Cross to make sure the water gets where it's needed."

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