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West Side Beer Donates to Folds of Honor Foundation

05-19-2015

We are happy to announce our 2015 contribution to the Folds of Honor Scholarship Program as a part of our company’s ongoing support of the military and their families. This year we were able to support the children of fallen and disabled soldiers in the Michigan area by donating $10,000 to provide scholarships for secondary education. Below is the press release with more information regarding our work with Folds of Honor Foundation. 

 

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

West Side Beer Distributing Contributes $10,000 to Folds of Honor Scholarship Program

Grand Rapids, Mich. (May 15, 2015) — For the third consecutive year West Side Beer Distributing donated to the Folds of Honor Foundation. West Side B­eer partnered with the charitable organization to provide college level educational assistance to the children of fallen or disabled soldiers.  

 

“We are pleased to support the sons and daughters of the many heroes in our military branches who endure personal sacrifice to protect our freedoms,” said A.J. Mathews, president of West Side Beer Distributing. “It’s a special opportunity for our company and employees to give back to the community and we are proud to service each of the $5,000 scholarships presented to local children of fallen soldiers.”

 

West Side Beer Distributing contributed directly to the Folds of Honor Immediate Use Scholarship, which is intended for spouses and children who are currently attending or have been accepted into a two or four-year degree program at an accredited secondary institution. The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis and applicants must apply each year to continue to receive funding. West Side Beer Distributing provided two $5,000 scholarships awarded to the children of soldiers in Michigan.

 

About Folds of Honor Foundation

Folds of Honor is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that focuses on providing scholarship and assistance to the spouses and children of those killed or disabled in service to America. Founded in 2007, the foundation is proud to have awarded over 7,500 scholarships over the years. For more information visit the foundation’s website, www.foldsofhonor.org

 

About West Side Beer Distributing

West Side Beer Distributing distributes a portfolio of domestic, imported and craft beers across 14 different counties to over 4,000 retailers in Michigan. The family-owned company started in the Metro Detroit area in 1965 and now has over 400 team members working out of locations in Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing and Romulus. To learn more visit www.westsidebeer.com or connect via Facebook (West Side Beer), Twitter (@WestSideBeer) or Instagram (@WestSideBeer).

 

For more information contact Onawa Gardiner, Marketing Manager at West Side Beer Distributing at ogardiner@westsidebeer.com  or (616) 698-1900.

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