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True Class: Anheuser-Busch Stopped Making Beer to Send Cans of Water to Houston

It’s often in times of disaster when we can see the best in people – and corporations. Take Anheuser-Busch for example. Their Cartersville, Georgia plant has stopped making beer in order to provide clean drinking water for flood-ravaged Gulf Coast residents as Hurricane Harvey continues to bear down on the eastern part of Texas.

It’s not the first time the beer giant has done a service for folks in need. In 2012, the Cartersville plant turned into a water canning facility for those affected by Hurricane Sandy, and the company provided water for drought victims a couple of years ago.

“Throughout the year, we periodically pause beer production at our Cartersville, Georgia brewery to produce emergency canned drinking water so we are ready to help out communities across the country in times of crisis,” Anheuser-Busch’s Sarah Schilling said. “Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help in these situations,” the Cartersville Brewmaster added.

Nearly seven million Texans have been hit hard by Harvey, as rainfall to the tune of 40 inches has brought devastating floods and claimed at least two lives. Clean drinking water is a welcome commodity in situations like these, so Anheuser-Busch is doing a priceless service.

Good for Anheuser-Busch for demonstrating the good that capitalism can do in times of need.

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