UPDATE: We are now accepting donations and nominations for frontline healthcare workers and hospitality/restaurant industry employees.
We have started to distribute funds from our initial round of donations and will continue to announce recipients through our social media channels
Clemson Bros. Brewery is concerned for all local businesses and the impact that COVID19 will have on our success. Owner, Kenan Porter cannot move forward in good conscience without doing our best to help out all that are in need, as our small business community and neighbors struggle through this time, especially those who were unable to receive funding from state or federal outlets. With that said, we have made the decision to donate $10,000 to a fund we are creating that will go towards select businesses that are in need of assistance during these very hard times, and we hope that others will participate in adding more to the fund. It’s not much in the grand scheme of things, but every little bit helps, and we want to do our part because we know what it means to work hard for something and potentially lose everything.
The small business communities that we are a part of are tight knit, and we all rely on each other to succeed. Without each other, we are not whole. Our mission is to encourage any and all donations from others who can relate and share this relief effort with select business owners in Orange and Ulster counties who are in need of help. We will be working with our chambers to determine which businesses need the most help and also encourage you to provide suggestions for business owners who you know need help. We encourage any and all followers to share this message so that it makes its way to those businesses who truly need help.
In the meantime, we hope that our state will be able to do more to help small businesses during this time. Let's all help to get our local and state government involved. We all have a voice, and it's very important, now more than ever, that we make that voice heard. We all deserve the very best, no matter how hard times are, it's what we all work hard for!