On Wednesday afternoon, Mike Brkovich’s Walkerville Brewery joined forces with Motor City Community Credit Union to help assist the United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex County, and Family Services – Windsor-Essex, in making a dent into this region’s nation-leading poverty problem.
Walkerville Brewery presented United Way/Centraide WindsorEssex’s Emergency Assistance Fund (EAF) with a cheque donation of $2,000 to help provide support to people in Windsor & Essex County only. The EAF is a fund of last resorts and does not apply to any specific organizations or social agencies. This initiative is the only one of its kind in United Way throughout Canada.
On December 3, 2015, at the Holiday Cheers and Beers Extravaganza, Walkerville Brewery announced that all proceeds from that event, as well as $1 per bottle sales of their Dark Winter Lager, would be donated to EAF. Motor City Community Credit Union (MCCCU) also agreed to be a sponsor with a generous donation of $2,000.00.
Walkerville Brewery began Dark Winter Lager sales on December 3rd and continued into January. A total of 1,100 bottles were sold, raising $1,100.00. A total donation of $2,000 will be presented by Walkerville Brewery.
In attendance at Wednesday’s cheque presentation was Ian Gourlay, Mike Brkovich and Natalie Lahoud from Walkerville Brewery.
Representing Motor City Community Credit Union was Rob Griffith and Becky Langlois. Gerardo DeRose, with Family Services – Windsor-Essex, assisted Danielle Muldovan and Ilona Schentag from United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex County in graciously accepting the combined donations of $4,000 on behalf of those in need in this region.
Joe chats with Ilona Schentag, Vice President of Donor Relations and Development with United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex County.
Story, photo and video by Joe McParland