Anheuser-Busch is doing it’s part to aid the victims of Hurricane Harvey, halting production of their brewery to produced canned water to ship off to those in need.
The Cartersville, Georgia brewery has already sent out 50,000 cans of safe & clean drinking water to Baton Rouge Red Cross shelters, where it will then be distributed. 50,000 more are on the way.
“Throughout the year, we periodically pause beer production at our Cartersville, Georgia, brewery to produce emergency canned drinking water so we are ready to help out communities across the country in times of crisis. Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help in these situations,” Sarah Schilling, brewmaster of Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville brewery, said in a statement.
This isn’t the first time the brewer has come to the aid of those in need. In 2016, Anheuser-Busch produced and shipped over 2 million cans of emergency drinking water to communities hit by natural disasters, including the California wildfires, the Louisiana floods and Hurricane Matthew as well as numerous other disasters over decades.