WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 17, 2020) – The American Red Cross in partnership with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits will provide thousands of KN95 masks to first responders and hospitals across the South Florida Region responding to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has donated 30,000 KN95 masks to the Red Cross to distribute to healthcare professionals and local responders serving communities on the front lines of the current public health emergency.
Since 2005, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has supported the Red Cross and its lifesaving mission by donating nearly $500,000 towards the organization’s disaster response and relief efforts in the South Florida Region.
The South Florida Red Cross serves communities and works alongside its partners across 13 counties. This generous donation of KN95 masks will be distributed among hospitals, VA medical centers, county health departments and emergency operation centers within those 13 counties.
“All around the globe, healthcare workers are facing a shortage of crucial medical supplies and we are grateful that our corporate partner Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has stepped up to help the community during this public health emergency,” said Joanne Nowlin, CEO for the South Florida Red Cross. “We thank them for their generosity and support at this time, and most importantly, reaching out to the Red Cross to help the heroes in the front lines.”
“Protecting the safety and wellbeing of our employees has been our number one priority during this pandemic,” commented Kay Yoder, Vice President, Environmental, Health and Safety for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “We are proud that as a Company, we’ve also been able to continue serving our communities in a number of ways, including making the donation of these critical medical supplies to healthcare heroes and medical first responders, who are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 fight.”
Generous donations from the community and corporate partners enable the Red Cross to prepare communities for disasters big and small, respond whenever and wherever disasters occur and help families during the recovery process.
To help the Red Cross continue to deliver its lifesaving mission nationwide due to this public health emergency, you can make a financial donation by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or texting the word CORONAVIRUS to 90999.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Facebook and Twitter at @SFLRedCross.
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits:
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada, and employs nearly 22,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.
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