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Anheuser-Busch Cans Water for Harvey Victims, Pauses Beer Production

Anheuser-Busch Cans Water for Harvey Victims, Pauses Beer Production

A resident holds a can of water donated by the Anheuser-Busch company as water wells supplying hundreds of residents remain dry in the fourth year of worsening drought on Feb. 11, 2015 in East Porterville, California. (David McNew/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 29 August 2017 03:18 PM

Beer producer Anheuser-Busch stopped making beer this week to can drinking water for victims of Hurricane Harvey instead.

The brewing company sent more than 155,000 cans of emergency drinking water from its factory in Cartersville, Georgia, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Arlington, Texas. Both areas are experiencing flooding from a stalled Harvey.

, CBS News reported. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/anheuser-busch-pauses-beer-production-to-send-water-to-houston-hurricane-harvey-victims/

“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,” Brewmaster Sarah Schilling said, Fox News reported.

“Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help in these situations,” Schilling added.

Anheuser-Busch said it has provided more than 76 million cans of drinking water to various disaster-hit areas since 1988, including Flint, Michigan; California during wildfires; and Hurricane Matthew victims, all in 2016, CBS News reported.

The flooding from Harvey has affected hundreds of thousands of people in Texas and Louisiana, parts of which have seen more than 30 inches of rain since Friday, with more to come through the end of the week, CBS reported.

Anheuser-Busch's donation was made in response to the American Red Cross’ call for clean emergency drinking water for affected areas.

Anheuser-Busch has three facilities in Houston, including a large brewery, a craft subsidiary Karbach, and the Longhorn glass bottle facility. The 1,100 employees of those facilities are safe, according to the company website.

Some on Twitter praised the company’s efforts, while others jokingly suggested people in flooded areas might want the beer instead.

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