OSWEGO, NY – Eagle Beverage is proud to announce the wrap up of its “Paint the Town Black” fundraiser.
With the help of more than 40 taverns, restaurants, and convince stores they were able to raise more than $2,300 that will be donated to local fire departments in the area.
“When we got the final numbers in we were really excited,” said Dan Dorsey Jr., co-owner of Eagle Beverage. “For the first year, we thought that number was a good starting point. Over the next few years we hope to grow that number.”
In the true spirit of the Arthur Guinness, who was a great philanthropist and also the founder of Guinness, Eagle Beverage has decided to match the money raised dollar for dollar.
“Matching the donation dollar for dollar was a no-brainer for us,” said Christian Morgia, co-owner of Eagle Beverage. “This is our way of thanking all the places that participated in our fundraiser and also a way to thank the communities that went out of their way to make donations.”
Checks will be mailed out to the fire departments this week with the biggest donation going to the Oswego City Fire Department. They will be receiving $934 after the original donation was matched.
“We are so thankful for the donation,” said John Geraci, president of the Oswego Fire Fighters’ Association. “We already have plans to give it back to the community. We are going to be buying smoke detectors and getting those out to people who need them.”
24 fire departments will be getting a check from the “Paint the Town Black” fundraiser.
Some of the big winners are, the Oswego City Fire Department $934, Phoenix Fire Department $452, Harrisville Fire Department $400, Redfield Fire Department $342, Fulton City Fire Department $292, and Great Bend Fire Department $212.
Eagle Beverage is an equal opportunity employer with facilities in Jefferson and Oswego counties.