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Anheuser-Busch Stopped Canning Beer in Order to Can Water for Victims of Harvey

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The Cartersville, Georgia Anheuser-Busch Brewery stopped the canning process for its beer after Harvey slammed the coast in order to can drinking water to be shipped to the areas in Texas hardest hit by the category 4 hurricane. A spokesperson for the company said over 50,000 cans of this emergency drinking water was packed to be sent to families that may not have potable water via Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and that during a disaster such as this, they’re there to assist those in need.

Anheuser-Busch Stops Canning Beer in Order to Can Water for Victims of Harvey

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The canned drinking water was distributed at Red Cross shelters throughout the worst hit areas of Texas and will be distributed by volunteers. In a company statement reported by FOX 4, Sarah Schilling, Brewmaster for the Anheuser-Busch Cartersville Brewery said, “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.”

Anheuser-Busch Stops Canning Beer in Order to Can Water for Victims of Harvey

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Over the course of the last few years, this Cartersville Anheuser-Busch plant has canned water for flooding victims in Oklahoma and Texas, as well as Florida and Georgia coastal victims of Hurricane Matthew, firefighters that helped battle wildfires in Washington state, and victims that were devastated as a result of Hurricane Sandy.