Cape May County Breweries have once again stepped up to help their neighbors in need, this time helping Coast Guard families affected by the government shutdown. With no money coming in, these families who have dedicated themselves to defending our coast and helping boaters in need are struggling to make ends meet. With seemingly no end in sight for this shutdown, families are in need of anything you can contribute such as:
- Baby Wipes
- Toilet Paper
- Hand Sanitizer
- Paper Towels
- Non-Perishable Food
- Baby Food
Unlike other Military Branches, the US Coast Guard does not fall under the Department of Defense, but under the Department of Homeland Security and are not being paid during the shutdown.
Gusto Brewing Co and Cape May Brewing Company had fund-raisers and collections this past week, and 7 Mile Brewery, Slack Tide Brewing Company, and Bucket Brigade Brewing are helping as well.
- Slack Tide Brewing Company is a local drop off site for anything that you want to donate
- 7 Mile Brewery is donating $1 from every pint, flight, and takeout purchases as well as being a collection center for donations
- Bucket Brigade is offering 50% off to all Coast Guard Personnel and their families at the brewery
- Mudhen Brewing Co. is running an internal fundraiser amongst staff. The owners of Mudhen (the Sciarra Family) will match the total amount raised and will be donating to our local USCG TRACEN in Cape May, NJ. ,
Please consider donating to help these families! The USCG is a big part of the South Jersey Community and have helped many during their time of need!