Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Yuengling Virtually Donates Over $50,000 to TAPS for COVID-19 relief, Ahead of July 4

On Tuesday, during a virtual check presentation, Debbie Yuengling, 6th generation family member, delivered remarks and presented more than $50,000 to TAPS to increase financial assistance, crisis support, and grief and stress management for military survivors.
During the presentation, Debbie Yuengling virtually handed a check for $51,562.22 to Bonnie Carroll, Founder and President of TAPS.

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) is the leading national nonprofit organization providing compassionate care and survivor support services for the families of America’s fallen military heroes.

Since 2018, Yuengling has partnered with TAPS as part of it's Lagers for Heroes Program. The partnership promotes awareness and helps to fund TAPS Inner Warrior Program.

“Through our Lagers for Heroes program, we continue our strong commitment to enriching the lives of our nation’s military heroes, and we recognize that our support is needed even more during these trying times. As a long-term partner of TAPS, we are helping to identify new ways to use their resources to assist, not only the military community, but the American public struggling to deal with the pandemic’s impact on their lives,” said Debbie Yuengling, Employee Engagement & Culture Manager and 6th generation family member, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. “We are proud to work alongside TAPS to help military veterans, survivors, and families suffering from loss, as well as those who are impacted emotionally and financially by COVID-19.”

From military personnel on the front lines, to at-risk veterans and survivor families facing financial hardships, the public health crisis has affected the entire military community. According to TAPS, every state in the country has mobilized the National Guard and the military is activating Reserves and retirees to support COVID-19 response efforts. Additionally, more than 80 percent of TAPS survivors have reported an increase in feelings of grief, anxiety and depression as a result of COVID-19.

Watch the virtual check presentation below: