Let’s not mince words: What’s going on right now in Flint, Mich., is fucked up. An American city, apparently governed by the Joker, made the economic decision to poison its own citizens through its water supply. It is an abominable situation that is inspiring the good folks at Oskar Blues to take action.
Oskar Blues, unlike the people specifically charged with protecting and serving the good people of Flint, know that water is, you know, important. So, through its CAN’d Aid Foundation, the company will be donating 50,000 additional cans of potable water and hosting a fundraising event for organizations in need of support.
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, Colorado. To date, over $1.9 million has been raised to support its “do-goodery” efforts.
Here are the details:
Jan. 25—50,000 cans filled at Oskar Blues Brewery in Brevard, North Carolina.
Jan. 26 – Jan. 27—Cans shipped and distributed locally in Flint, Michigan
Jan. 28 (12-6 p.m.)—Flint’s Got Grit. fundraising event at Torch Bar & Grill (522 Buckham Alley) in Flint – includes free beer can chicken made by head chef of Oskar Blues’ Fooderies, free water and rootbeer, and an Oskar Blues tap takeover with ten rare brews.
Canned water will be distributed and $1/pint from all Oskar Blues Brewery beers sales will support ongoing healthcare needs for children in Flint.