MillerCoors sending 50K cans of drinking water to Ohio tornado victims

State News
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DAYTON, OH (WLWT) —MillerCoors is donating 50,000 cans of water to residents and first responders impacted by tornadoes and heavy storms in the Dayton, Ohio, area.

In partnership with the Ball Corp., the water cans will be distributed to residents in need through the Dayton Foodbank.

A boil-water advisory was issued after the city’s pumping stations lost power, and Dayton Power & Light said 64,000 customers were left without electricity.

The city of Dayton has asked residents to conserve water and several employees from the MillerCoors Trenton Brewery have volunteered to help distribute the water.

“In the face of devastation, we’re doing our part to supply Miami Valley, Ohio, tornado victims and first responders with essential clean water,” said Tami Garrison, community affairs manager at MillerCoors. “Through the donation of the water cans, we aim to provide comfort and relief to help the community in their time of need.”

The water cans will be shipped from the MillerCoors brewery in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and are expected to arrive by Friday at the local foodbank in Dayton, Ohio.

In total, MillerCoors will donate 50,000 cans, coming on 20 pallets. Each case is a 12-pack filled with 12 ounces of water in each can.

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