Fort Collins — A place that usually focuses on beer production is switching it up for a day to help provide clean drinking water to places hit by natural disasters.
Anheuser-Busch announced that its brewery in Fort Collins will be used to produce emergency drinking water on September 12. The moves comes as Hurricane Florence continues a path toward the East Coast.
The Colorado brewery is the second Anheuser-Busch brewery to can water for disaster-stricken areas, joining a facility Cartersville, Georgia.
Anheuser-Busch said the effort will double the company's water production and allow them to deliver water more quickly to communities from coast to coast during a natural disaster or other emergencies.
“Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help when disasters strike,” Michel Doukeris, CEO of Anheuser-Busch said in a news release.
Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch said it has provided more than 79 million cans of emergency water for disaster-stricken areas.
So far this year, more than 300,000 cans of water to communities facing tough times, the company said.