Anheuser-Busch said yesterday that it had shipped more than 4,000 cases of canned drinking water to aid relief efforts in Alabama as part of Hurricane Dennis relief efforts. The company added it will be delivering an additional 10,780 cases later this week.

The water is being shipped to Bama Bud, the Anheuser-Busch wholesaler in Montgomery, Ala. The drinking water sent to Bama Bud, in advance of the storm, is being distributed to the Red Cross and other relief agencies at the request of the governor of Alabama.

Earlier this weekend, Anheuser-Busch donated more than 43,000 cases of water to Anheuser-Busch wholesalers in Florida. Anheuser-Busch is prepared to send additional canned drinking water if the need arises.

"No matter when and where disaster strikes, Anheuser-Busch and its wholesalers are always among the first on the scene, helping our neighbours get back on their feet," said Mike Harding, vice president of operations for Anheuser-Busch. "It's important for communities to pull together and lend a helping hand in times of need and Anheuser-Busch is proud to provide fresh water to those who may be affected by Hurricane Dennis."