Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits announced that it has kicked off a GoFundMe campaign to benefit the Napa Valley Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund and the Sonoma County Community Foundation Resilience Fund. These funds will be distributing grants to organizations providing crucial services for those impacted by the devastating fires in California, including medical care, temporary shelter, meals and counseling. The Company will match employee contributions to the campaign up to $100,000.
Southern Glazer’s is one of the largest distributors of wine in North America and a number of its supplier and winery partners have been impacted by the fires in Napa and Sonoma counties. The Company also has approximately 1,400 employees in Northern California who have been impacted by the fires, including 65 employees and their families who have been evacuated from their homes. Luckily, all of Southern Glazer’s employees in the impacted areas are safe and accounted for.
“Just as our supplier partners supported us following the recent destructive hurricanes that impacted our people in Texas, Louisiana, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we stand by them during this difficult time,” said Mel Dick, Senior Vice President of Southern Glazer’s and President of the Company’s Wine Division. “Our Southern Glazer’s family stands ready to help our valued partners and reciprocate the incredible generosity that has enabled our teams to recover from these disasters. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our friends who have been affected by these wildfires.”
To donate to the relief fund, go to https://www.gofundme.com/sgws-ca-wildfire-relief-fund.