Anheuser-Busch PUTS PRODUCTION ON THE BACK BURNER TO HELP OUT FLOOD VICTIMS

06.01.2015

Anheuser-Busch has halted brewing at its Cartersville brewery in Georgia to produce 50,000 cans of water for those devastated by the Texas and Oklahoma floods.

"Right now our production line is running emergency drinking water instead of beer," Cartersville brewery manager Rob Haas told NBC News. Unfortunately, this isn't the first time the brewery has responded to a U.S. disaster. In times like these, A-B unites with the American Red Cross and the two are able to get the water where it needs to go. "It's something we're uniquely positioned to do in a very timely period," Rob said.

Nearly 2,000 cases are on their way to the communities in Texas and Oklahoma hit the hardest. The water is expected to arrive within the next few days, per local affiliate. Red Cross spokesman Jordan Scott said the Cartersville water would be "critical" to relief efforts in the area.