Anheuser-Busch canning water — instead of beer — for Harvey victims

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- The victims of Hurricane Harvey are getting some help from the makers of Budweiser beer.

According to KTVI, the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Cartersville, Ga., is canning drinking water so they can send it to the affected areas.

More than 50,000 cans are being shipped.

The cans will be used at Red Cross shelters and distributed by volunteers.

“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,” said, Brewmaster Sarah Schilling, in a statement.

The Cartersville brewery has also canned water for victims of Hurricane Matthew, firefighters working wildfires in Washington state, and victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The Chicago-based beer company MillerCoors is also sending canned drinking to those devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

"We’re currently shipping 50,000 cans of drinking water from our Shenandoah brewery to our craft partner, Revolver, where trucks are ready to mobilize under the direction of Red Cross to move supplies and help out in communities hit hard by Hurricane Harvey," a MillerCoors spokesman said in a statement.

MillerCoors is donating $25,000 to the Red Cross as well.

Photo credit: Miller Coors