Times like this, I am more than proud to say I am from the South, and Georgia in particular.
In the South, we are like one big family. If you need something, you can just about guarantee that if your neighbor has it, you can borrow it. The south is friendly and we are known for our “southern hospitality.” We wave and smile at everyone, and we do our best to help out those in need.
A brewery in Cartersville, Georgia stopped canning beers in order to bottle water for Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas. They literally ceased their source of income to help these people.
The Anheuser-Busch Brewery stopped canning beer this week to can drinking water to ship to areas hard hit by Hurricane Harvey.
A spokesperson for Anheuser-Busch said more than 50,000 cans of emergency drinking water were packed up to be sent to Baton Rouge and on to families who may not have safe drinking water in the storm’s aftermath.
The water will be used at Red Cross shelters and distributed by volunteers.
Brewmaster Sarah Schilling said, “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. Putting our production and logistics strengths to work by providing safe, clean drinking water is the best way we can help in these situations.”
In the past few years, the Cartersville plant has canned water for flooding victims in Texas and Oklahoma, victims of Hurricane Matthew along the Florida and Georgia coasts, firefighters working wildfires in Washington state, and those devastated by Hurricane Sandy.
Wow! It’s amazing what one company can do to help. Imagine if everyone picked up on this!
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