Anheuser-Busch Pauses Brewing To Produce Canned Water To Harvey Victims
Due to the destruction caused by the hurricane Harvey, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, one of the largest beer producer in Carterville, Georgia halts beer production to produce more than 155,000 canned water to the victims. On August 28, truckloads of clean and potable water were sent out through the American Red Cross in Baton Rouge Louisiana to give aid to Hurricane Harvey victims. Another two shipments were sent to Arlington Texas afterwards. Drinking water is a crucial and basic need which the hurricane victims need especially during the time of calamity.
According to cbsnews.com, Bill Bradley, Anheuser-Busch’s Vice President for Community affairs provided a statement that this act is the best way the company can help the victims in calamity times like this. This act is a routinely activity by which the company halts the brewing production of beer to provide clean water to the hundreds of families affected by the calamity. As a matter of fact, since 1988 they have sent a total of 76 million cans of potable emergency water. Additionally, last year when Hurricane Matthew devastated parts of Flint, Michigan California, Anheuser-Busch’s has sent 2 million cans of cleaned water to these affected places.
Anheuser-Busch, the parent company of the biggest beer namely Budweiser, Bud Light, Rolling Rock and Shock Top had sent three truckloads of drinking water to the devastated parts in Texas. The company has three facilities aiding this activity including a large brewery, Karbach, the kraft partner and the glass bottle factory. These three factories work hand in hand in order to provide assistance in this routinely activity.
NBC News has also reported that last May 2015, Anheuser-Busch ceased the beer production in Georgia to produce clean water for those devastated by the storms and flooding in Texas and Oklahoma. It is the simplest way with which they can help the communities. This act of help is most needed and will bring significant assistance to those affected.
MillerCoors, another beer maker has reportedly sent a total of 50,000 pieces of canned drinking water to Texas with the help of American Red Cross. According to NBCnews, MillerCoors is also donating $25,000 through Red Cross to provide supplementary help to the victims. The company’s director of community affairs, Karina Diehl mentioned that providing clean water to the victims and communities during times of crisis will not only help during rescue but also to provide relief and comfort to the victims.