As a small business owner with a family and no health insurance, Chris Gerard is facing hefty medical bills. To offset the costs, his family has set up an online funding campaign through Crowdwise inviting people to “raise a pint” and help reach their $60,000 goal by June 23.
The local brewing community responded quickly to Gerard’s situation. Iechyd Da Brewing Company and New Paradigm Brewing Co. are a few area businesses that have posted online statuses encouraging their own fans to contribute to the fundraiser.
In less than 20 hours, the campaign had raised $6,200, according to a Facebook status.
Here’s what some area beer businesses had to say: