The Anheuser-Busch Brewery place beer production on hold immediately, instead canning safe drinking water in order to distribute to flooding victims impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
More than 50, 1000 cans of emergency drinking water is going to be sent from the brewing company’ h factory in Cartersville, Ga., the spokesperson for Anheuser-Busch said to FOX5 .
The water will be dispersed at Red Cross shelters within Baton Rouge, La., where Display Flood Watch is in effect by means of Thursday, according to the National Weather Service .
“ Throughout the year, we periodically pause beverage production at our Cartersville, Ga., brewery to produce emergency canned water so we are ready to help out communities across the nation in times of crisis, ” said Dorothy Schilling, brewmaster at the Anheuser-Busch brewery in a statement.
“ Putting our manufacturing and logistics strengths to work by giving safe, clean drinking water is the best method we can help in these situations, ” she said.
Anheuser-Busch halted beer production to may water during natural disasters just before, including during flooding in Louisiana, wildfires in California and Storm Mathew.