G.K. Skaggs Helps Set Up Disaster Relief Donation Centers on the Hawaiian Islands

Irvine, CAG.K. Skaggs would like to announce that they have teamed up with Young’s Market Company of Hawaii, San Miguel Brewery/Foundation, and the Filipino Consul General of Hawaii to set up emergency aid donation centers on the Hawaiian Islands in response to the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Young’s Market Company of Hawaii has graciously provided the support and logistic services to collect, prepare and ship the donations to the Philippines.

Locations have been established throughout the islands where the public can donate the much needed emergency supplies. At these locations, the public will be able to donate new clothing, nonprescription medical supplies, flashlights with batteries, soap, tents for temporary shelter, toys, water, disposable table wares (spoon, fork, plates and glasses) and nonperishable foods. We ask that all donations come in a SEALED and LABELED box stating the contents; this includes new clothing and canned goods.

“The people of Hawaii have been tremendous in wanting to help the people in the Philippines,” said Gregory Skaggs, President of G.K. Skaggs “Through their generosity, we can help deliver the emergency aid needed by so many people in the Philippines right now.”

Four donation sites have been confirmed and more are in the works. Once the donations are collected, they will be shipped to San Miguel Brewery Inc. located in the Philippines. The San Miguel Foundation will then be repacking and distributing the much needed emergency supplies to top priority areas including Central Visayas, Samar and Leyte.

Please see details below

What to Donate (All Donations Must Be In A Sealed and Labeled Box):

1. Canned goods and nonperishable foods
2. Bottled water
3. New Clothing (wearables, towels, blankets) No used or worn clothing can be accepted
3. Nonprescription Medicines
4. Tents for temporary shelter
5. Flashlights with batteries
7. Soap
8. Milk (dehydrated/powdered)
9. Disposable table wares (spoon, fork, plates and glasses)

10. Toys

Where to Donate (More TBD):

1. Young’s Market Company of Hawaii Express

Dole Cannery Square, Suite 175

501 Ala Kawa St, Honolulu, HI

(Located behind the Home Depot Iwilei parking lot)

Starting December 2nd accepting donations M-F 10am — 3pm and Sat 10am-12 noon

Contact: Mark Poynter

2. Young’s Market Company of Hawaii

94-501 Kau Street

Waipahu, HI, 96797

Starting December 2nd accepting donations M-F 10am — Noon & 1pm — 4pm

Contact: Randy Maki and Alan Murrell

3. E Komo Mai Lounge

340 Kuawa St, Hilo, HI 96720

Accepting donations 3pm-close

Contact: Jay & Lovie — (808) 961-4642

4. Hilo Burger Joint

776 Kilauea Ave, Hilo, HI 96720

Accepting donations 11am-close

Contact: Rhonda — (808) 935-8880

5. 100% Moxie

318 Kinoole St, Suite 2, Hilo, HI 96720

Accepting donations 11am-close

Contact: Geri — (808) 961-0057

About San Miguel:

Known for its refined, smooth and balanced beers, San Miguel has been brewing in Southeast Asia since the late 1800’s. For over 100 years, San Miguel Brewery has been creating top quality beers for drinkers who thirst for the distinctive taste of a classic beer. San Miguel is the largest brewery in the Philippines and one of the world’s top beer producers. With much anticipation, San Miguel Light, San Miguel Red Horse, Cerveza Negra and the classic San Miguel Pale Pilsen have been recently launched in select regions of the United States. Make sure to visit us on Facebook.

About Young’s Market Company:

Young’s Market Company of Hawaii is a leading wine, spirits, and selected beverages wholesale distributor in Hawaii, operating six facilities throughout the state with a workforce of over 180 employees. The company represents a portfolio of over 245 suppliers and 1,400 brands in Hawaii. Young’s Market Company, LLC, is headquartered in California with distributorships in Arizona, Utah, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Washington, Montana, and Alaska. In 1968, Young’s Market Company, LLC., acquired two established wholesale firms; Better Brands, Ltd., and Cereal & Fruit Products. The main office was located in Kalihi and became the dominant wholesaler on the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii and Kauai. In 1986, the Company moved its office to its current location in the Waipio Industrial park to support its growth. Young’s Market Company of Hawaii has received recognition as one of Hawaii’s top 250 companies and continues as a business and community partner.

About G.K. Skaggs:

In 2014, G.K. Skaggs will celebrate 30 years of beer and wine imports and distribution. Founded in 1984, G.K. Skaggs has become a nationally recognized top 10 importer in the US. It specializes in the sales, marketing and distribution of Premium and Specialty Imported beers and wines across the United States. G.K. Skaggs’s portfolio includes top quality wine and beer imports from Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific Regions. G.K. Skaggs is a longstanding member of various Industry Associations, such as; NBWA — National Beer Wholesalers Association, CBBD — California Beer and Beverage Distributors, PLMA — Private Label Manufacturers Association, the IBA — International Beverage Alliance and WSWA — Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association. With customer service and product quality as their top priority, G.K. Skaggs continues to stay ahead of the industry. For more information on G.K. Skaggs, please visit http://www.gkskaggs.com or the company’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

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