In a day and age when corporate America seems to always play the villain, it’s important to recognize when a company puts moral responsibility ahead of quarterly profits. Such is the case of Anheuser-Busch following the aftermath of last month’s deadly tornadoes that killed more than 300 people in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

With power plants, power lines, gas stations and water supplies destroyed, Anheuser-Busch decided to do its part to help and began filling the beer cans with the world’s greatest substance: water. According to company representatives, Anheuser-Busch has already provided 15,092 cases of drinking water — or more than 362,000 cans — for use by families affected by the severe weather and the relief workers who are coordinating support for the affected areas of the tornados.

Water will facilitate response/recovery efforts, increase overall public health, help buoy people’s spirits and lessen the economic burden of these disasters. For that, I tip my hat to the good people at Anheuser-Busch for making sure to keep plenty of frosty cold water on tap.

Now that’s something we can all drink to!

L. Vance Taylor has worked to advance the mission of homeland security on Capitol Hill and in the private sector. One of only approximately 250 people in the nation with a Master’s degree in Homeland Security, Mr. Taylor combines specialized educational training with real-world experience to leverage successful outcomes for clients and stakeholders. Read More