An Anheuser-Busch brewery based in Cartersville, Georgia, has paused its beer production to can emergency drinking water for those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
In a statement, the St. Louis-based beer giant said it was sending over 155,000 cans of drinking water to help communities along the Gulf Coast deal with severe flooding and damage inflicted by the massive storm system.
An initial shipment was delivered to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Monday, with two additional truckloads currently en route to an American Red Cross facility in Arlington, Texas.
According to the company, Anheuser-Busch has a longstanding tradition of providing drinking water and other supplies to communities affected by natural disasters nationwide, with 76 million emergency water cans delivered since 1988.
“Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help in these situations,” said Bill Bradley, Anheuser-Busch’s vice president for community affairs.