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Hurricane-prone homes in Florida eligible for 'unbreakable' metal shutters from Bacardi-owned spirit brand
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An exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season has spurred one whisky maker to help residents in storm-prone areas protect their homes using the same material it uses to protect its canned spirits.
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Stillhouse whisky announced Thursday that it partnered with disaster relief nonprofit SBP to provide 400 metal shutter panels for homes in Florida's Panhandle region.
“We understand that the US storm season had the potential to be particularly damaging this year and we have already seen the terrible destruction Hurricane Laura has caused," Jennifer Pisciotta, vice president of global marketing for Bacardi, said in a statement. "We want to do our part to lend support to families at risk and prevent future damage by strengthening their homes with metal shutters – the same type metal we use to make our Stillhouse cans."
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The Bacardi-owned brand said that the "unbreakable" shutters initiative will donate the metal shutters to help people affected by previous hurricanes.
The shutters will add another level of protection to the more than $3 million dollars SBP invested into rebuilding homes that were destroyed by Hurricane Michael in October 2018.