Anheuser Busch Inbev NV (NYSE: BUD) is delivering over 155,000 cans of emergency drinking water to help communities in the Gulf Coast area in response to Hurricane Harvey. The company’s Cartersville brewery in Georgia halts production periodically throughout the year, according to Anheuser Busch’s official press release, to prepare canned drinking water. The water was ready to get shipped when the Red Cross requested support for communities hit by Hurricane Harvey.
“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. “The safety of our colleagues is paramount and we are proud of the work our Houston team has done over the weekend to keep our team safe in these difficult and exceptional circumstances.”
The first delivery of the water from the Cartersville brewery was delivered to the Red Cross in Baton Rouge on Monday. Two more deliveries are sent to a Red Cross facility in Arlington, Texas, which are scheduled to arrive in the coming days.