According to NBC News, a Georgia Anheuser-Busch brewery traded out their beer production for water, and so far has transported more than 155,000 cans of water to Texas and Louisiana to aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The water will be shipped in trucks typically reserved for beer.
"Since 1988 we have donated an excess of 76 million cans of clean drinking water," said Bill Bradley, the brewery company’s vice president for community affairs. “The Cartersville location is our designated brewery for the emergency water program — it’s something we’re very proud of."
Bradley also paid tribute to the American Red Cross and their local independent suppliers for partnering in their efforts. Other breweries have followed AB's example, with MillerCoors pledging 50,000 cans of water that the Red Cross will help distribute.
“We’ve also set up a microsite in partnership with Red Cross where employees can make a donation to support victims of the storms,” said MillerCoors spokesman Marty Maloney. “MillerCoors will match all donations made through the microsite for a minimum of $25,000.”
While violence continues to erupt in cities across America, as happened yet again this week at the hands of the Antifa in Berkeley, the response to Hurricane Harvey continues to give us inspiring examples of heroism and solidarity, where color and creed vanish as we aid each other against existential threats.