The famous Anheuser-Busch Brewery has temporarily stopped canning beer this week so as to be able to ship drinking water to areas battered by hurricane Harvey.
A Anheuser-Busch Brewery spokesperson stated that more than 50,000 cans of drinking water were packed up in an emergency and sent to Baton Rouge for all those families who may not have access to safe drinking water in the aftermath of the massive storm.
The water shall be used by Red Cross camps and distributed to affected families by volunteers.
Recalling that it was not the first time that the brewery has paused its beer production process to be able to help others, Sarah Schilling, Brewmaster at the Anheuser-Busch Cartersville Brewery said,
“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.”
Over the years there have been numerous occasions when the Cartersville based brewery stopped producing beer and took to bottling clean drinking water for free distribution in times of natural calamities.
They have packed water bottles for the victims of numerous natural disasters, which include flood victims in Texas and Oklahoma, victims of Hurricane Matthew along the coasts of Florida and Georgia, those devastated by Hurricane Sandy and also for the firefighters working wildfires in Washington state.