Ninkasi Brewing Company & Bigfoot Beverages Launch “Funds for Firefighters"Apr 27, 2017 Comments (0)
During the Month of May, $20 of Every Ninkasi Keg Sold in Bend and Surrounding Areas will be Donated to Bend Fire Community Assistance Program
EUGENE, Ore.—April 27, 2017—Ninkasi Brewing Company has teamed up with wholesale partner, Bigfoot Beverages to offer a month-long give-back program in support of City of Bend Fire Department (IAFF Local 227), called “Funds for Firefighters.” For every Ninkasi keg sold in Bend, Ore. and surrounding areas during the month of May, $20 will be donated to support the Bend Fire Community Assistance Program—providing immediate assistance and relief to those experiencing crisis.
“We are excited to partner with Bigfoot Beverages and give back to the Bend community,” says Sam Colee Ninkasi Brewing Central Oregon market manager. “When Bigfoot heard about the program, they stepped up and decided to match our initial donation, making this program even more impactful.”
Established by the City of Bend Fire Department, the Community Assistance Program offers crisis assistance in two ways: in the field, and through community involvement and partnerships. The program funds can be accessed anytime by Bend Fire personnel to provide immediate assistance to those experiencing a crisis including aiding families and individuals with food, temporary lodging, warm clothing, school supplies, and much more.
"This program is ran by the people who swore to protect the community and have the ability to provide help in the moment without hesitation,” says Garret Caster, firefighter paramedic for City of Bend Fire Department. “It is honest, it is genuine and it works because of its simplicity."
“Bigfoot Beverages Bend is proud to partner with Ninkasi to support Funds for Firefighters here locally in Central Oregon,” states Betsy Weedman, public relations and marketing manager for Bigfoot Beverages. “We encourage people to get out there, enjoy a refreshing Ninkasi beer and raise money to help our community.”
To take part in the program, beer drinkers are encouraged to order Ninkasi on-tap during the month of May throughout the Bend area. Locations that serve Ninkasi can be found by visiting: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/delicious/beer-finder.html.