Donation benefits Work Vessels for Vets programs for injured veterans
Work Vessels for Vets received a tasty gift – a check for $1907 to use toward their goal to buy a tractor for an injured veteran in Canterbury, CT. The unique formula “Workin’ Vets IPA Ale” was brewed for a limited time by Outer Light Brewing Company of Groton, CT and sold to restaurants and package stores in the region.
The presentation of $1907 represents a portion of sales of “Workin’ Vets Ale” served since Veterans Day in the Outer Light taproom at Bridge Street in Groton, draft sales at Friar Tuck’s tavern in Mystic and a percentage of each case sold by Levine Distributing Company of Norwich to Connecticut package stores. Work Vessels for Vets, Inc is a Connecticut-based, all-volunteer nonprofit with the mission to award equipment to injured veterans who are starting a business.
“Watching how a community can come together and make a difference in the lives of an injured serviceman is why we started WVFV in 2008. We are grateful to Outer Light Brewing Company as well as Friar Tuck’s in Mystic and Levine Distributing for collaboration,” said John Niekrash, who co-founded the charity with the gift of his commercial fishing vessel to an injured Marine.
Tom Drejer, Owner of OLBC (http://www.outerlightbrewing.com/) noted, “Our community and our veterans are extremely important to us. We are beyond proud to take this opportunity to collaborate with Work Vessels for Vets and support our injured service men and women. We hope this donation will help bring attention to both our veterans and all the wonderful work this charity does to support them.”