Brian Torchin was telling me that last week portions of Oklahoma and Texas had their Memorial Day weekend flooded out. The four days of rainfall killed at least 10 people,and there are still 14 people reported missing. Other reports state that as many as 25 people have died in the storms. Sadly, more storms were predicted to take place this weekend, too. Anheuser-Busch in Cartersville, Georgia, wants to do its share, helping storm victims by supplying them with 12 oz. cans of water rather than producing their usual beer.
Brewery manager, Rob Haas said that Anheuser-Busch began producing 50,000 cans of water on Wednesday to supply the American Red Cross with 2,000 cases, containing 24 cans each. Haas expects the cans of water to arrive at the Red Cross within a few days.
The Cartersville facility, which is located 57 miles outside of Atlanta, tends to produce emergency water several times a year. Haas is expecting to produce 2,156 more cases of drinking water, or 51,744 cans for The American Red Cross. Anheuser-Busch had produced canned water for victims of Hurricane Sandy back in 2012. Rob Haas and supply vice president, Peter Kraemer are pleased with the beer company’s contribution to people in need. Anheuser-Busch have proudly joined such beer companies as Budweiser, Bud Light and Michelob beers, which have produced emergency water for flood and hurricane victims since 1988.