E. & J. Gallo Winery contributes additional $100,000 to hurricane Maria relief efforts
MODESTO, Calif., (September 27, 2017) - E. & J. Gallo Winery announced today that it has donated an additional $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid with Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The funds are in addition to the $200,000 donation that the company previously made to the American Red Cross to assist with Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma relief efforts.
"We are happy to partner with the American Red Cross, which is providing much needed support to those communities impacted by Hurricane Maria. On behalf of our employees and their families, as well as our distributor partners, we are making this additional contribution to help those affected begin to recover as soon as possible," said Joseph E. Gallo, Chief Executive Officer and President of E. & J. Gallo Winery. "Our hearts go out to the millions of people who have suffered tremendous losses due to the 2017 hurricane season."
In addition, E. & J. Gallo Winery confirmed its commitment to also match personal donations dollar for dollar made by its employees through the company’s Employee Match Program.
The donation will assist the American Red Cross with providing shelter, food and immediate disaster relief and recovery support.
About E. & J. Gallo Winery
Founded in 1933 by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo, E. & J. Gallo Winery is a family-owned company and global wine and spirits industry leader. The hallmark of E. & J. Gallo Winery is their lasting commitment to sustainability and quality, and consistently providing wine and spirits for every occasion. Gallo’s range of offerings includes Apothic, Barefoot Wine, Black Box, J Vineyards and Winery, La Marca Prosecco, Orin Swift, New Amsterdam Vodka, RumChata, High Noon, along with partnerships with esteemed family-owned brands such as Allegrini, Argiano, The Dalmore, Diplomatico, Don Fulano, and Grupo Montenegro.