Anheuser Busch Cans Water For Flood Victims

Photo: Courtesy of Anheuser-Busch.
Today in smart publicity moves: Anheuser Busch, the beer company responsible for all your red, white, and blue Budweiser cans, shut down production at one of its breweries to can water for victims of the devastating flash floods in Texas and Oklahoma. NBC News reports that the company's Georgia plant stopped producing beer Wednesday night and switched to pumping out 50,000 cans filled with water to be donated to victims of the flooding that killed at least 25 people and left 12 still missing. The company shipped about 2,000 cases that should arrive at hard-hit communities within a few days. This effort is not an isolated one; Anheuser Busch works with the Red Cross to produce supplies of emergency drinking water a few times a year. According to The Washington Post, the company reports that it has donated more than 73 million cans of emergency drinking water since 1988. But, it's not all life-saving efforts and good press coming out of the St. Louis-based brewer. Anheuser Busch is still affiliated with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, where slave labor is being used to build the tournament's infrastructure.

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