Anheuser-Busch is putting beer production in their Cartersville, Ga. brewery on hold this week. Instead, they will be assisting in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts by canning and shipping clean drinking water.
The brewing giant plans to send more than 155,000 cans of emergency water from their Cartersville facility to Red Cross facilities helping Hurricane Harvey victims.
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An initial delivery was made to Baton Rouge on Monday (Aug. 28). Two additional shipments are on their way to Arlington, Texas. That shipment should be arriving in the coming days.
Busch halts production throughout the year in order to prepare canned drinking water in preparation for nationwide disasters like this one. In 2106 they provided safe drinking water during the California wildfires, the Louisiana floods and Hurricane Matthew.
“Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help in these situations” Bill Bradley, Anheuser-Busch’s Vice President for Community Affairs, said in a statement.
Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast early on Saturday (Aug. 26) bringing winds of over 100 mph. Massive rain fall across the Houston area is causing severe flooding and excessive damage.
There are three Anheuser-Busch facilities in Houston which house approximately 1,100 employees. All of which are safe. .