Anheuser-Busch, Inc. (Anheuser-Busch) was recognized Thursday for its national disaster relief assistance by the Georgia General Assembly, highlighting the passage of Senate Resolution 528, sponsored by Senators Bruce Thompson (R-White), Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta), David Shafer (R-Duluth), John Albers (R- Alpharetta), Frank Ginn (R-Danielsville) and Blake Tillery (R-Vidalia), and House Resolution 770, sponsored by Representatives Christian Coomer (R-Cartersville) and Paul Battles (R-Cartersville).
“We are honored to be recognized by the Georgia General Assembly today for our disaster relief assistance efforts and are proud of our local Anheuser-Busch brewery, located right here in Cartersville, Ga., for coming to the aid of those in need after a natural disaster or crisis strikes by producing much-needed emergency drinking water that helps the people and communities impacted,” said Kevin Fahrenkrog, general manager of Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville brewery. “In 2016, our Anheuser-Busch Cartersville brewery provided more than 500,000 cans of drinking water to those affected by the flooding in Louisiana and more than 700,000 cans of drinking water to the Southeast to help communities impacted by Hurricane Matthew.”
Helping communities cope with disasters has been an Anheuser-Busch tradition since 1906 when Adolphus Busch made a donation to the American Red Cross for victims of the San Francisco earthquake. Today, in addition to providing monetary support, Anheuser-Busch packages emergency drinking water and works with the American Red Cross and other emergency relief organizations for distribution to those in need.
“Anheuser-Busch has been part of Georgia’s community fabric since 1989 when ground was first broken on the Cartersville brewery, and we take our role as a responsible community partner seriously and are proud to give back to the community, through the many local initiatives we take part in, as well as our emergency drinking water efforts,” concluded Fahrenkrog.
For more than 160 years, Anheuser-Busch and its world-class brewmasters have carried on a legacy of brewing America’s most-popular beers. Starting with the finest ingredients sourced from Anheuser-Busch’s family of growers, every batch is crafted using the same exacting standards and time-honored traditions passed down through generations of proud Anheuser-Busch brewmasters and employees. Anheuser-Busch owns and operates 21 breweries, 21 distributorships and 22 agricultural and packaging facilities, employing more than 16,000 people across the United States. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com.