The Cause

No Veteran

Should Be Without a Place to Call Home

      When the concept of a Veteran oriented brewery came to us we wanted to take it a step further and support our brothers and sisters that need help. After all, if we are going to buy a beer why not buy one that gives back to those we hold as family. As veterans, we know what it’s like to help a brother or sister in need as we did it during military service daily. Now we would like to further help those who really need a helping hand.

There are many reasons veterans may become homeless after honorable discharge from uniformed service. Poverty, lack of support from groups or networks, and substandard housing put about 1.4 million veterans at risk for homelessness. More than 50 percent of homeless veterans suffer from disabilities. About two-thirds of them have substance abuse issues. The problem is getting better through efforts on a federal level all the way down to communities pitching in still, more can be done.

We are currently looking to donate profits to Retsil, in Port Orchard specifically for the help of homeless vets. The money can be used to subside current funding given to them by the state and VA. We have also spoken with the VA as a possible place to donate on the bases that 100% of the profit will go to directly support Homeless Veterans.

The 5% of annual profit is 5% of the portion that the company profits after overhead is paid. Currently, Smitty’s Brewing is still a startup and a very small batch brewery. We are setting up to have a tap room open March/April time frame with a larger batch brewery at which time we will be more capable of support our cause.

If you have any questions, ideas or would like us to look at a possible place to donate then please contact us at smittysbrewing@yahoo.com

Together we can make a difference.

Cheers,

        Smitty

 

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