Anheuser-Busch sends over 250K cans of water to flood victims

Residents of Louisiana will soon be drinking ice-cold cans from Anheuser-Busch, but they won’t be alcoholic.

Anheuser-Busch is sending more than 250,000 cans of emergency water to Louisiana flood victims.

The death toll from historic flooding rose to 11 on Tuesday. Floodwaters have damaged more than 40,000 homes and continue to overwhelm Baton Rouge and much of southern Louisiana.

The first of five truckloads of emergency drinking water will arrive in Baton Rouge today, according to Anheuser-Busch.

The cans of water are in direct response to a call from the Red Cross for drinking water in communities hit by devastating floods.

In the last few months, the company sent 100,000 cans of water to firefighters and victims of the wildfires in California and 100,000 to victims of flooding in West Virginia.

“Throughout the year we periodically pause production at our brewery to can drinking water so we are ready to help communities in times of disaster,” said Sarah Schilling, Sr. Brewmaster of Anheuser-Busch’s Cartersville brewery, said in a statement.

The Baton Rouge donations bring the companies water donations to more than 1 million cans thisyear, according to the statement.

Source:  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/08/17/anheuser-busch-sends-canned-water-louisiana-flood-victims-250-thousand-cans/88892806/

Caterpillar Thanks CareerSource NEFL for the Work Tools Job Fair

Thank you for attending today’s Caterpillar Work Tools Job Fair. We know ourselves and the employees really appreciated it and we hope you all did too.

Caterpillar is closing its manufacturing plant and numerous high wage long term employees are losing their jobs. CareerSource organized a job fair today during shift change so all employees could attend. High wage manufactures such as GE Oil & Gaa, SAFT, Florida Machine Works, Busch, NAVAir, BAE, Revlon, VACCON and more all attended. Emotions were on display as many employees were grateful as offers were made on the spot today. Team CareerSource was thanked by the employees, Plant Manager and HR Director as well as the attending employers.