Anheuser-Busch temporarily stopped producing beer at its Cartersville, Georgia, brewery this week to instead help those impacted by the historic rain and deadly flooding in Texas and Oklahoma.
The beer giant committed to producing approximately 50,000 cans of water to give to the American Red Cross, which will distribute 2,000 cases of 24 cans each to communities in both states, according to NBC News.
“Relief workers and people in the region are in need of safe, clean drinking water, and Anheuser-Busch is in a unique position to produce and ship large quantities of emergency drinking water,” Peter Kraemer, vice president of supply for Anheuser-Busch, said in a statement. “Our local distributors help identify those communities most in need, and work with relief organizations such as the American Red Cross to make sure the water gets where it’s needed.”
The heavy storms and flooding have killed at least 23 people across Texas and Oklahoma, with more than a dozen people still missing and thousands of homes damaged. Until recently, the region was experiencing a long-term drought. Read more…