ST. LOUIS — Anheuser-Busch is providing 2,156 cases of emergency drinking water — or 51,744 cans — for use by relief workers and residents affected by the tornado in Oklahoma City and its surrounding suburbs, according to a press release.

A truck loaded with emergency drinking water left Cartersville, Ga., and will be arrived in the region on May 24.

Anheuser-Busch is working with the American Red Cross to get the water where it's most needed, noted the release.

Additionally, the company has made a $25,000 donation to the Red Cross to assist in their relief efforts.

"Relief workers and people in the community are in need of fresh drinking water as they work to recover from the tornado, and this is one way Anheuser-Busch can help our friends and neighbors," said Peter Kraemer, vice president of Supply for Anheuser-Busch.

Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 72 million cans of emergency drinking water following natural and other disasters.

Read the entire press release here.