Anheuser-Busch is like the big brother (with poor taste) that you mock from time to time. He works out all the time, was home coming king, has perfect hair and teeth and owns roller-blades. You tolerate him, but can’t stand him. What you often forget is that he can be loving – But maybe that makes you like him even less.

Regardless, your big brother does some pretty nice things from time to time. We recently reported that AB sent cans of water to  flood victims in Texas. Now they’re helping those in our own backyard. They have committed to sending more than 50,000 cans of water to the exhausted firefighters of our region, including those in Chelan and Wenatchee.

Canned WaterWhen AB supplies water for natural disasters it stops beer production at one of its plants to do so and redirects resources to canning water. Since 1988 AB has donated over 73 million cans of emergency water.

There are over 1,250 firefighters fighting fires including the largest in the state, a 256,000 acre Okanagon Complex. From the press release

“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. “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.”