Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors and Oskar Blues are among the breweries sending cans of clean drinking water to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.
In the coming days, Anheuser-Busch plans to deliver more than 155,000 cans of emergency drinking water to communities in the Gulf Coast area.
Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville, Georgia, brewery delivered a truckload of clean drinking water to the American Red Cross in Baton Rouge on Monday. Two additional truckloads are headed to a Red Cross facility in Arlington, Texas later this week.
Apparently, this is nothing new for the brewery. It halts production periodically throughout the year to can drinking water in preparation for disasters like Hurricane Harvey.
"Since 1988, the St. Louis-based brewer has provided over 76 million cans of drinking water to aid disaster-stricken areas," Anheuser-Busch noted in a press release.
Similarly, MillerCoors has teamed up can-maker Ball Corporation to send emergency drinking water to one of its breweries located about 275 miles northwest of Houston. MillerCoors plans to use its fleet of delivery trucks to ferry the water to Red Cross outposts in southeastern Texas.
In addition to providing 50,0000 cans of drinking water, MilllerCoors is donating at least $25,000 to the Red Cross to help with Harvey relief efforts.
MillerCoors launched its water program this summer in partnership with the Colorado-based Ball Corporation.
Oskar Blues Brewery and the CAN'd Aid Foundation have also teamed up to distribute 88,800 cans of clean water to those in Harvey's path. In addition, the CAN'd Aid Foundation is working to raise money to support a team of volunteers headed to Texas to help.
These are just a few, but plenty of other breweries and organizations are working to provide relief to those hit hardest by Harvey.