Abita Brewing Co. Donates $50K To Flood-Impacted Employees Of Crescent Crown
ABITA SPRINGS, LA – Abita Brewing Company recently announced the inaugural donation of $50,000 to help establish the Crescent Crown Distributing Disaster Relief Fund. Through this funding program, Abita is supporting the flood-affected employees of one of its major Louisiana business partners, Crescent Crown Distributing (CCD).
The money donated to the Crescent Crown Distributing Disaster Relief Fund will go to CCD employees in the greater Baton Rouge and Lafayette areas who have sustained flood damage to their homes, personal property and vehicles, Abita reps said.
CCD’s Ownership Group will be matching all donations to the Crescent Crown Distributing Disaster Relief Fund on a 2-to-1 basis, therefore contributing $100K to the fund in recognition of Abita’s $50K.
“Louisiana is our home, and Crescent Crown has been a vital partner and member of the Abita family for many years,” David Blossman, President and CEO of Abita said. “We appreciate any opportunity we have to give back to Louisianans, and we are pleased to be able to support Crescent Crown employees and provide them with much needed relief during this difficult time. Some of these employees have lost everything, and putting money in their hands now really makes a big difference.”
Abita is encouraging companies in Louisiana, particularly those that have means to support those greatly impacted by the flooding, to contribute to relief efforts and adopt other businesses across the state.
In addition to its support for CCD employees, Abita has already taken part in many volunteer and relief efforts for flood victims, including donating more than 36,000 bottles of the company’s craft sodas, cups, bottle openers and t-shirts to some of the shelters in the affected areas, company reps said.
Abita reps said they are proud to partner with organizations like local BBQ teams out of New Orleans and Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, who are cooking meals for first responders and affected families in these areas. They are providing Abita Root Beer and craft sodas to these efforts as often as possible.
Abita is also serving as a drop-off location for the Food Bank of Covington and matching the monetary value of each donation. The Food Bank of Covington is delivering approximately 15,000 pounds of food and supplies daily to distribution locations in impacted areas of St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, St. Helena and Livingston parishes. Abita is also supporting fundraisers in-state and out-of-state to benefit Louisiana flood victims over the next several weeks.
Abita Brewing Company currently produces seven year-round flagship beers, multiple seasonal and harvest brews, a select series and a Bourbon Street series, in addition to a craft soda series and hard soda series. The company’s products are sold in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and in a limited number of foreign countries. Abita Brewing ranked 23rd on the Brewers Association ‘Top 50 U.S. Craft Brewing Companies” 2015 list.