Anheuser-Busch has stopped production of beer at its Georgia brewery to help those suffering from recent devastating flooding. Texas and Oklahoma have been ravaged by torrential rainfall and heavy flooding. Many people have been displaced, injured and even killed by the rising waters. As the citizens of these affected areas suffer, the brewery giant is doing their part to help out in the disaster areas.
Instead of producing its popular alcoholic brews, such as Budweiser and Michelob Ultra, the plant has been canning water to send to the hard-hit states.
Anheuser-Busch announced it would stop production at its Cartersville brewery on Wednesday night to produce about 50,000 cans of water, which they would then donate to the Red Cross.
“Right now our production line is running emergency drinking water instead of beer,” Cartersville brewery manager Rob Haas told NBC News.
This is not the first time the company has helped the Red Cross with relief efforts. In fact, a few times a year the Cartersville brewery stops producing beer and focuses on emergency drinking water for whatever areas are in need, according to the Red Cross.
About 2,000 cases carrying 24 cans each are currently on the way to the communities in Texas and Oklahoma. The water should be with those who need it within a couple of days.
More than 25 people have been left dead, a dozen missing and hundreds displaced after the horrible storms in Texas and Oklahoma. The states have received so much rain, meteorologists say it has reversed the drought conditions.