The E. & J. Gallo Winery announced today that it has donated $100,000 to the Philippine Typhoon Relief Fund to assist rescue and relief teams in response to Typhoon Haiyan which killed an estimated 100,000 and affected more than 4.3 million people across 36 provinces.
“On behalf of our employees and their families, we are making this donation to help the rescue effort and to provide aid and comfort to the victims of this terrible disaster,” said Joseph Gallo, chief executive officer and president of the E. & J. Gallo Winery. “This disaster strikes close to home as we have valued relationships with distributors, retailers and consumers who live in the Philippines and have suffered losses.”
The donation will be used to provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to victims living in the Philippines.
Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines on Friday, November 8, leaving a trail of massive destruction in its wake. With sustained winds reported at over 145 miles per hour, and significantly stronger gusts, Haiyan was the second category 5 typhoon to strike the Philippines this year.
About E. & J. Gallo Winery
Established in 1933 in Modesto, California, by Ernest and Julio Gallo, E. & J. Gallo Winery has become the world's largest winery and the foremost winery in the art of grape growing, winemaking, distribution and marketing of wines. With nine wineries strategically located in wine regions in both California and Washington and access to grapes from vineyards in all of the premier grape-growing areas of both states, Gallo produces wines in every category, to suit every taste. Gallo imports wines from eight of the major wine growing countries in the world. Some of the brands in Gallo’s wine portfolio include Gallo Family Vineyards, Apothic, Barefoot Cellars, Louis M. Martini, MacMurray Ranch, Bridlewood, Mirassou Vineyards, Frei Brothers, DaVinci, Martin Codax, Ecco Domani, William Hill Estate, and Edna Valley Vineyard. The Winery is also expanding its portfolio with distilled spirits and has recently added New Amsterdam Vodka.
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