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US brewery Yuengling to support Covid-19 relief organisations

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America’s oldest brewery DG Yuengling & Son has decided to provide $100,000 to support relief efforts carried out by first responders and hospitality workers during the Covid-19 crisis.

As part of this initiative, the company will be supporting Gary Sinise Foundation and its Emergency Covid-19 Combat Service to assist individuals on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus.

DG Yuengling & Son chief administrative officer Wendy Yuengling said: “As America’s Oldest Brewery, for nearly 200 years, we have survived a number of highs and lows throughout our nation’s history.

“We have learned that the best way to get through tough times is to stick together and support one another. We firmly believe in these efforts to assist our communities as they grapple with the unprecedented impact of Covid-19.

“We are proud to work alongside non-profit partners who are able to support heroes on the front lines and our communities in need, including the Gary Sinise Foundation and HARP. Together, we will overcome this challenge and come out stronger and more united than ever.”

Yuengling noted that it will also provide grants to Gary Sinise Foundation’s dedicated campaign called the Emergency Covid-19 Combat Service.

The grants will be used for purchasing personal protective equipment (PPE) and essential gear needed for the first responders when answering Covid-19 service calls.

Gary Sinise Foundation COO Elizabeth Fields said: “Through the tremendous support and generosity of Yuengling, we are honoured to help first responders battling this historic pandemic.

“Just as our first responders and all of those on the front lines are working so hard to protect us, we want to do everything we can to protect and support them.

“The Emergency Covid-19 Combat Service is an extension of the Gary Sinise Foundation’s mission to serve and protect those who so bravely protect our nation, 365 days a year.”

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