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This Bud’s for Haiti


Outside the U.S. Coast Guard’s awesome rescue effort, the one organization that truly shined in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was Walmart. It has become a stock example of the power and effectiveness of capitalist enterprise in the humanitarian sphere.

Anheuser-Busch is another example, by its reponse to the Haiti earthquake:

Can of A-B drinking water

The day after the earthquake, the company’s AmBev business in Latin America immediately shipped nearly 350,000 cans of fresh drinking water from a brewery it operates in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, about 160 miles from Port-au-Prince, to be among the first to provide relief to victims of this tragedy. In addition, the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Cartersville, Ga., is working with the American Red Cross to ship another 600,000 cans of water. In total, the company will donate nearly 1 million cans of water.

Next time you’re tippling, toast to the evil capitalists who save thousands of lives.

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