It isn’t often that a huge, mainstream corporation does the right thing to help people in need. But in a recent example of the typically uncommon, Anheuser-Busch has cut beer production in order to provide water to those recently affected by storms in Texas and Oklahoma.
The beer company produced more than 50,000 cans of emergency drinking water idling the beer production line at their Cartersville, Georgia brewery to produce the canned water and deliver it to the American Red Cross for dispersal to flood victims.
Peter Kraemer, Anheuser-Busch’s Vice President of Supply, said in a statement:
“Our local distributors helped to identify those most in need.”
The company’s brewery manager, Rob Haas said that his plant was “uniquely positioned” to produce the emergency water.
“Relief workers and people in the region are in need of safe, clean drinking water as they work to recover from the storms, and this is one way Anheuser-Busch can help our friends and neighbors,” Haas pointed out.
Since 1988, Anheuser-Busch has donated more than 73 million cans of emergency drinking water to help victims of disasters. Since the latest downpours in these states are the worst on record, in many cases, the beer company’s efforts were needed, and appreciated.
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