Beer giant Anheuser-Busch stops their production of beer. Instead, they produce drinking water for the American Red Cross to help people that has suffered from the catastrophic floodings in Texas and Oklahoma. – Right now our production line is running emergency drinking water instead of beer, Cartersville brewery manager Rob Haas told NBC News.
Beer giant Anheuser-Busch operates 12 breweries and produces 50 percent of all beer in the U.S. Among famous brands are Budweiser, Stella Artois and Beck’s. But for now, its brewery Cartersville in Georgia stopped producing beer. Instead, they produce cans of water to help people in need after the heavy floods and storms in Oklahoma and Texas.
At least 25 people have died, more than a dozen missing, and thousands of homes damaged in the catastrophic flooding that hit Texas and Oklahoma this week.
The beer giant use to help producing drinking water a couple of times each year. Anheuser-Busch have been working with the American Red Cross before and is one of their disaster relief partners.
“It’s something we’re uniquely positioned to do in a very timely period”, Cartersville brewery manager Rob Haas told NBC News.
The brewery will produce 50 000 cans of water for the American Red Cross.
– About 2,000 cases, each carrying 24 cans, are en route to communities in Texas and Oklahoma. The water is expected to reach those areas within the next few days, Rob Haas told NBC.
Oklahoma and Texas are in an emergency situation no one expected and are in desperate need for drinking water, according to the Red Cross.
– There are a lot of folks in need and everyone’s coming forward to help out, Red Cross spokesman Jordan Scott said according to NBC News.
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