MillerCoors announced yesterday it will be sending 50,000 cans of drinking water to the region devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Rival Anheuser-Busch sent more than 50,000 cans of water to the Red Cross in Baton Rouge, La., on Friday and later sent more than 100,000 additional cans to the agency in Arlington, Texas.
The MillerCoors packaged water will be used at Red Cross shelters and distributed by volunteers. The brewery is also donating at least $25,000 to the Red Cross to assist with disaster-relief efforts.
“Providing clean water to communities enduring a crisis will aid in recovery and hopefully give some sense of comfort to those in need,” said Karina Diehl, MillerCoors’ director of community affairs, in a statement.
But they’re not the only breweries making an effort. Colorado-based Oskar Blues Brewery shut down beer production Tuesday afternoon, filling 88,800 cans with safe water, according to the Denver Post. Blackwater Draw Brewing Company said on its Facebook page that it is making available 600 gallons of clean water to anyone who comes to its Bryan, Texas, or College Station, Texas, breweries with a container.