emergency drinking water for storm victims.
teamed up with the Red Cross to bring clean drinking water to thousands of storm victims.
The beer company stopped beer production at itsWednesday night to began canning clean water for those affected by the recent severe weather and floods in Texas and Oklahoma.
“Right now our production line is running emergency drinking water instead of beer,” Cartersville brewery manager Rob Haas told NBC News. “It’s something we’re uniquely positioned to do in a very timely period.”
Nearly 2,000 cases of water are being transported to communities in Texas and Oklahoma and are expected to arrive in the next few days. The storms that swept through the south over Memorial Day weekend left 25 people dead, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed. It will likely take weeks or months for some of the most affected areas to recover fully from the intense flooding.
“Oklahoma and Texas are in an unprecedented situation,” Red Cross spokesman Jordan Scott said. “There are a lot of folks in need and everyone’s coming forward to help out.”
According to their website, Anheuser-Busch has packaged more than 72 million cans of fresh drinking water to be distributed through emergency relief organizations since 1988.