Beer is there for you when you need it, but now it’ll be there for people who actually need it
Annheuser-Busch, the largest brewing company in the United States and makers of such classic beers as Budweiser, Bud Light, and Rolling Rock is doing something to give back.
The Annheuser-Busch plant in Cartersville, GA has shut down beer production in order to assist those people that have been affected by the ongoing flooding situation in the Texas area.
Due to unrelenting heavy rains that began last weekend, 27 people have died and 13 went missing in flooding across the state, according to NBC News. More than 200 people were rescued throughout the Dallas area just last night.
The can bears the Anheuser-Busch logo, but has “WATER” written on it in large font so people know what they’re getting
The beer-maker works with the Red Cross to get the canned water to areas that need it the most, which is currently areas of Texas and Oklahoma. The water runs in the factory began late Wednesday night and produced over 50,000 cans of drinking water for distribution.
The Red Cross has stated that they expect the water to reach the areas where it is needed within 48 hours, according to USA Today. A Red Cross spokesman added that water to these regions right now is “critical” to their in-progress relief efforts.
This is not the first time Anheuser-Busch has donated water to relief efforts
The beer-maker describes their extensive history with relief and charity efforts on their website. Since 1988, they say they have packaged more than 72 MILLION cans of fresh drinking water to provide to the areas and organizations that have needed it the most.
They sent 9.4 million cans to the Gulf Coast when it was affected by Katrina and Rita in 2005, and in 2012-2013 they sent 1.6 million cans around to areas that were impacted by tornadoes, storms, wildfires or other disasters.
So raise your Bud Lights proudly this weekend, and know that in some small way you are helping disaster relief efforts all across this great nation!