Oskar Blues’ CAN’d Aid Foundation continued their efforts in Flint, Michigan this week with the donation of 50,000 additional cans of potable water, as well as a fundraising event for organizations in need of support.
On Monday, January 25, 50,000 cans of potable water were filled at the Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, North Carolina. On Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, January 27, those cans were shipped and distributed locally in Flint. On Thursday, January 28, Oskars sponsored the “Flint’s Got Grit” fundraising event at Torch Bar & Grill in Flint, which included free beer can chicken made by the head chef of Oskar Blues’ Fooderies, free water and root beer, and an Oskar Blues tap takeover with ten rare brews. Later that evening, a CAN’d Aid check presentation to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund will be made to support on the ground initiatives.
Canned water will be distributed to Flint residents, and one dollar per pint from all Oskar Blues Brewery beers sales will support ongoing healthcare needs for children in Flint.
CAN’d Aid Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit formed by Dale Katechis, soul founder of Oskar Blues Brewery, in 2013 following the Colorado flooding that devastated the hometown of Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons. To date, over $1.9 million has been raised to support its “do-goodery” efforts:
And, speaking of CAN’d Aid’s “do-goodery” efforts, on Sunday, February 7, the second annual “Old Man Winter Rally” will take place, and they are still in need of volunteers to help with the event. This one-day bike and running rally will take place in Sandstone Park, with several course/duration options. If you’d like to volunteer on behalf of the Lyons Volunteers (LOV), be sure to list them as the organization you’re working with, and the proceeds from your time commitment will be donated to LOV. And, like any event held by Oskar Blues, volunteers can be sure they will be treated well. Don’t miss out. Go to adventurefit.volunteerlocal.com to sign up.