Anheuser-Busch distributes canned water to Puerto Rico towns after Hurricane María
SAN JUAN – Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch and its Puerto Rico distributor, B. Fernández & Hermanos, recently announced they will be delivering about 4,000 boxes of emergency water in cans designed specifically for those affected by Hurricane María who still do not have potable water service.
The effort began with the distribution in Naguabo and Maunabo communities. Soon it will head toward the center of the island, to towns such as Jayuya and San Sebastián.
“In the midst of this situation we are going through as a country, we decided to contribute to the wellbeing of our people. For this reason, together with the Anheuser-Busch brand, we will be providing drinking water to communities in need that do not yet have this resource,” said Ángel Vázquez, president of B. Fernández & Hnos.
The executive explained that the effort began stateside with the American Red Cross after Hurricane Harvey, which devastated a large part of the United States. The production of beer was halted at one of its factories to instead can water for those affected.
The main focus of the company is to reach places in most need because thousands of Puerto Ricans continue to suffer from not having potable water or electricity after María.
For more information, visit www.bfernandez.com or the distributor’s Facebook page.