Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors can emergency drinking water for Harvey victims

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Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors are working with the Red Cross to provide clean drinking water to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Anheuser-Busch is in the process of donating 150,000 cans of drinking water to help communities in Texas and Louisiana. About 50,000 cans have already arrived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and water is expected to arrive in Arlington, Texas on Tuesday.

Photo courtesy Anheuser-Busch
Photo courtesy Anheuser-Busch

Anheuser-Busch periodically halts beer production at its Georgia factory to produce canned drinking water during natural disasters, including flooding in Louisiana, wildfires in California and Hurricane Matthew.

Additionally, beer company MillerCoors is sending 50,000 cans of drinking water from its Shenandoah, Virginia brewery to its Texas brewery to be distributed by trucks under the direction of the Red Cross.

MillerCoors launched its water program this summer, providing the first cans of water to flood victims in Southwestern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois in July.

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