MillerCoors’ Butler County brewery joins Hurricane Florence relief efforts

MillerCoors is donating 200,000 cans of water this week to those impacted by Hurricane Florence. In partnership with American Red Cross and area food banks, the water cans will be distributed at the Red Cross and community shelters.

The water is canned at the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery at 2525 Wayne Madison Road in Butler County’s St. Clair Twp. and stored in its Shenandoah, Va., brewery.

“We hope this water donation provides some relief and comfort to residents and first responders in Hurricane Florence’s path,” said Karina Diehl, MillerCoors’ senior director for National Community Affairs. “It’s a MillerCoors priority to do our part in helping the communities where our consumers, employees and distributors call home.”

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The Butler County location of MillerCoors was chosen from the company’s seven other plants because it is a high-performing brewery that possesses the necessary flexibility, officials said.

“The Trenton Brewery was proud to be selected to produce canned water for humanitarian relief,” plant manager Denise Quinn previously told this news outlet. “Participating in the community as a true partner is the right thing to do, especially when there’s a disaster that affects our friends, neighbors and family members from having safe drinking water to consume.”

In total, MillerCoors will donate 200,000 cans, packed on 80 pallets.

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Each case is a 12-pack filled with 12 ounces of water in each can. The water cans will be shipped from the MillerCoors brewery in Shenandoah, Va.

Graphic Packaging International donated the 12-pack cartons in which the cans are packaged.

MillerCoors has an ongoing commitment to water can donations to communities in crisis. MillerCoors launched its water program last summer in partnership with Broomfield, Colo.-based Ball, which together have committed to providing more than 2 million cans to the Red Cross to help communities affected by disasters over the next two years.

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Earlier this year, MillerCoors donated 25,000 cans of water to residents in southern Iowa impacted by a boil order and 50,000 cans of drinking water to California residents impacted by wildfires. MillerCoors made similar donations of more than 550,000 cans of water to Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean to assist during Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

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