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The United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) is offering emergency grants to bartenders in need during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic thanks in large part to Jameson donating $500,000 to their Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP.)

USBG’s official website features the BEAP application, which is open to full-time and part-time bartenders, as well as their spouses or their children. Documentation of your employment is required.

In a statement on their BEAP donation, Jameson said, “Normally on St. Patrick’s Day, we’d be celebrating our favorite holiday with everyone at the neighborhood bar. And, while many may not be able to get together the way they’d like to right now – we know that only one thing is certain – we need to keep the spirt of this holiday alive together. At Jameson, that means standing behind the people that have made Jameson what it is today: our neighborhood bartenders. We are pledging $500,000 to support the charity of the United States Bartenders’ Guild, because we know that there may be some hard roads ahead for members in this community. To our local bartenders: You’ve always had our backs, and we promise to always have yours.”

Complete requirement details on the BEAP can be found at USBGFoundation.org.

**If you are interested and able to help out bartenders currently in need, you can donate to the emergency grant program here.**


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