Anheuser-Busch brewery cans water instead of beer to aid flood victims

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Anheuser-Busch Halts Production of Beer, Starts Canning Water to Sent to Midwest Flood Victims.

Anheuser-Busch, one of the world’s largest breweries, stopped beer production on Wednesday night to instead package drinking water for Texas and Oklahoma storm victims, NBC News reported.

The beer giant committed to producing approximately 50,000 cans of water to give to the American Red Cross, which will distribute 2,000 cases of 24 cans each to communities in both states, according to NBC News. Cartersville brewery manager Rob Haas told NBC News the brewery has participated in similar initiatives in the past, including during the Northeast’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy. According to the Associated Press, as of Friday, the storms have left at least 27 people dead among the two states, with at least 13 still missing in Texas. When the job was done, about 2,000 cases — each containing two dozen 12-ounce cans — were loaded up and headed to flood-ravaged communities; it would take a few days for water to arrive, Haas said. The water is expected to reach the needed areas in a couple of days. “Relief workers and people in the region are in need of safe, clean drinking water, and Anheuser-Busch is in a unique position to produce and ship large quantities of emergency drinking water,” says Vice President of Supply Peter Kraemer. (TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries.

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