Beer Company Shuts Down Production to Make Water Cans for Harvey Victims

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August 28, 2017

As Texans continue to deal with persistent rainfall — up to 50 inches forecasted for some areas — on top of massive flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, numerous organizations and individuals are finding ways to help them. Now one major beer company’s efforts are being highlighted.

Anheuser-Busch, producer of well-known labels like Budweiser, halted their beer production in order to make 155,000 cans of water instead to help the hurricane victims, according to Today. Cans are being sent to Louisiana as well, which is expecting to get hit hard by the storm next, according to the New York Post.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards warned, “In all likelihood, the worst is yet to come for those of us here in Louisiana. It does remain a named tropical storm, and it’s going to drop an awful lot of rain.”

Rescue operations are continuing in Houston, Corpus Christi, and many surrounding areas. Tens of thousands of people have shown up at shelters.

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Anheuser-Busch has a longtime partnership with the American Red Cross to produce emergency water cans in time of need. So what does a can of water from a beer maker look like? Take a look:

The brewery involved is in Cartersville, Georgia.

The company vice president of Community Affairs Bill Bradley explained, "Since 1988 we have donated an excess of 76 million cans of clean drinking water. The Cartersville location is our designated brewery for the emergency water program — it’s something we’re very proud of."

What do you think of this? In related news, a viral video captured a TV crew stopping their broadcast to help an elderly couple caught in the flood.

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