Anheuser-Busch Brewery cans water for Hurricane Florence relief
September 12, 2018
Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Cartersville, Ga. will be delivering 300,000 cans of drinking water to Hurricane Florence victims per request of the American Red Cross according to 11Alive.
Our 2018 Budweiser @SuperBowl commercial celebrated our employees who support our communities in times of need. Now our Fort Collins Brewery is joining our Emergency Water Donation Program, enabling us to deliver emergency drinking water even more quickly. https://t.co/0dlZsYzgiw pic.twitter.com/c0xwWQFZOX
— Anheuser-Busch (@AnheuserBusch) September 12, 2018
Due to its capacity to largely produce Anheuser-Busch, the plant has been the main brewery used for producing emergency drinking water for victims of a number of national disasters over the last 20 years. The brewery has postponed beer production to prepare for Florence.
“This year, as part of Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial launch, we committed to expanding our emergency drinking water program,” Vice President of Community Affairs for Anheuser-Busch Bill Bradley said. “Today, we’re pleased to be officially delivering on that promise, doubling our production capacity to help our fellow Americans in times of need.”
The brewery has doubled their emergency drinking water production by converting their Fort Collins Brry in Colorado to the same level as their Cartersville location.
According to Anheuser-Busch the process to convert the Fort Collins Brewery from beer to drinking water production took months but will enable the company to produce more cans of water for national disasters when they strike.