#PrayForTexas: Heart Warming Stories from Harvey

Chron – The Eureka Heights Brewing Company on 18th St. is offering Houstonians free water ahead of Hurricane Harvey. Co-owner Casey Motts said one of the brewery’s employees was having a hard time finding water in time for Harvey when they realized the answer was right in front of them: massive reverse osmosis water tanks used in the brewing process.  Now, the brewery is offering free water to anyone who can provide a container. Thirsty Houstonians will have to move fast as the brewery closes at 9.

ABC 10 – With stores across the Brazos Valley facing high demand for bottled water, Blackwater Draw Brewing Company is helping Bryan/College Station residents who are hunkering down for a long few days of heavy rain and winds.

They announced it yesterday with a Facebook post, saying “bring your growlers, jugs, or whatever and we’ll fill them up.”

Today – On Monday morning Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville, Georgia, brewery traded in hops for helping hands. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the beer-maker’s emergency water program has sent over 155,000 cans of drinking water to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Arlington, Texas, to help those in need.

So I have been struggling to find words to write in regards to Hurricane Harvey. I usually go for humor, but this is a sensitive subject and we all need to take a step back and remember what we are here for. Yes, making jokes, and becoming mortal enemies with Anheuser-Busch is cool and all, but we are all one species. I’ve been making a joke recently in the wake of Charlottesville and my mom going and buying a ancestry spit test that we are all 100% Pangean, which is factually correct. We are all human from that one initial continent.

I may make jokes, I may offend people, but you’ll be damn sure that when good news comes out of a sobering, horrific thing such as this, I will write something about it.

Three different articles from three breweries varying in size. I bash AB-InBev almost daily, but I am going to go ahead and thank them for caring about our country and the well-being of those affected. None of these breweries had to do this and they did it at the expense of profit. This is what I mean when I say we are all Pangean. In the face of horror and tragedy, we come together and help. We forget about the pieces of paper and worry about the important things such as water, family, friends, food, and shelter.

I cannot give enough of a shout out to Eureka Heights, Blackwater Draw, and AB-InBev for helping, among the other companies stepping up and countless volunteers and donors. If you have the ability to give time or financial assistance the Red Cross is always looking for help. Go to their website and read how! #PrayForHouston

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