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Anheuser-Busch halts beer to make water for Sandy victims

A Georgia based brewery has switched from churning out beer to water to help victims of superstorm Sandy, MyFoxAtlanta reports.

For a few days, beer will take a backseat at Anheuser-Busch, making water a top priority for those who need it. 

"It's devastating. We have a lot of employees who have families who have been hurt personally by this," said Rob Haas, general manager of the plant.

The brewery plans on shipping 1 million cans of drinking water to New York and New Jersey from its Cartersville, Ga., brewery, MyFoxAtlanta reports.

This is not the first time the company has changed production to help out those in need. Aneheuser-Busch helped victims of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Since then, they've shipped more than 70 million cans of water to disaster areas.

"When you look at the devastation, this is the least thing that we can do. We're good at this. This is our way of helping," said Haas.

"We're going to be staging water at different locations in New York, in Brooklyn and also three places in New Jersey and then the Red Cross will be in charge of distributing it to where it's needed most, " said Haas.

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