As Hurricane Harvey continues to devastate the city of Houston, everyone from celebrities, to regular citizens, to huge corporations are reaching out and doing whatever they can to help. Take for example, beer giant, Anheuser-Busch. The company has currently halted brewing, and is using one of their factories to produce and ship cans of clean water to hurricane victims.
Brewmaster, Sarah Schilling, issued the following statement:
“Throughout the year, we periodically pause beer production at our Cartersville, Georgia, brewery to produce emergency canned drinking water so we are ready to help out communities across the country in times of crisis. Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help in these situations.”
This isn’t the first time Anheuser-Busch has stepped up either. They’ve been canning emergency drinking water for years, and in 2016 alone, sent out over 2 million cans to communities hit by natural disasters. The Cartersville, Georgia brewery plans on sending more than 50,000 cans of water to the Houston area, where Red Cross shelters will distribute it those in need.