Major breweries suspend beer production to send emergency canned water to Harvey victims – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather forecast

CARTERSVILLE, Georgia (NEWS10) – Hurricane Harvey victims are getting much-needed help from a few names they probably already know; the makers of Budweiser Beer and MillerCoors.

Anheuser-Busch is sending three truckloads, more than 155,000 canisters, of emergency drinking water to help communities in the Gulf Coast region as they recover from Hurricane (now Tropical Storm) Harvey .

A truckload of water was sent to Baton Rouge from Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville Brewery in Georgia on Monday, and two more trucks will arrive in Arlington, Texas in the coming days.

Anheuser-Busch says its Cartersville brewery periodically shuts down beer production throughout the year to produce canned water to be ready for emergencies like the one currently unfolding on the Gulf Coast.

“Putting our production and logistics forces to work providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way to help in these situations,” said Bill Bradley, vice president of community affairs for Anheuser-Busch.

Anheuser-Busch says all 1,100 employees at its three Houston facilities are safe.

Chicago-based beer company MillerCoors is also sending emergency drinking water to the Gulf Coast 50,000 cans.

MillerCoors and can maker Ball Corp. teamed up to send emergency drinking water to a brewery northwest of Houston, from which MillerCoors delivery trucks will deliver water to Red Cross outposts in southeast Houston. Texas.

The company says it is also donating at least $25,000 to the Red Cross to help with Harvey’s relief efforts.

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