Anheuser-Busch has earned a reputation for halting beer production temporarily several times a year to help out during natural disasters. This time around, the beer giant sent 50,000 cans of emergency water supplies, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, to firefighters battling the widespread wildfires in the western United States.Firefighters are working to extinguish fires that have ravaged much of the wilderness in Washington and some parts of California, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.
“Firefighters and relief workers are in need of safe, clean drinking water, and Anheuser-Busch is in a unique position to produce and ship emergency drinking water,” said Peter Kraemer, vice president of supply for Anheuser-Busch, in a statement. “Our local distributors help identify those communities most in need, and work with relief organizations such as the American Red Cross to make sure the water gets where it’s needed.”
Earlier this year, Anheuser-Busch halted beer production to give water to victims of storms in Texas and Oklahoma.