Anheuser-Busch is sending clear, canned consuming water to residents of Oklahoma and Missouri amid extreme storms and flooding all through the Midwest.
“Anheuser-Busch is delivering three truckloads — greater than 150,000 cans — of emergency consuming water to help native communities in Missouri and Oklahoma impacted by devastating flooding,” the corporate confirmed in a press launch issued Monday.
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The water was canned at Anheuser-Busch’s brewery in Cartersville, Ga., per the press launch. The Cartersville brewery is one in every of two amenities together with the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Fort Collins, Colo., that pauses beer manufacturing to produce canned water at periodic intervals all year long.
“For over 30 years, we now have labored with the American Pink Cross to supply emergency consuming water to our neighbors throughout instances of want,” mentioned Invoice Bradley, Anheuser-Busch’s vp of neighborhood affairs. “Making use of our manufacturing and logistics experience to ship clear, secure consuming water is the easiest way we will assist in our communities throughout these unimaginable conditions.”
Distributors in Oklahoma and Missouri will work with the American Pink Cross to allocate the water to residents.
Anheuser-Busch had beforehand despatched greater than 100,000 cans of water from its Fort Collins brewery to victims of the Nebraska flooding in March, in addition to 300,000 cans of water produced at its Cartersville plant to areas affected by Hurricane Florence in August 2018. The identical brewery paused manufacturing in 2017 to can water for victims of Hurricane Harvey, too.
Up to now, Anheuser-Busch has donated over 80 million cans of emergency consuming to disaster-relief efforts since partnering with the American Pink Cross in 1988.
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Flooding in a number of states throughout the Midwest, together with Oklahoma and Missouri, is anticipated to proceed, or change into exacerbated, as a number of main rivers are forecasted to strategy file ranges, probably resulting in catastrophic injury within the surrounding communities.
Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.