B & E Meats and Seafood and McCarthy and Schiering Wine Merchants team up to support a great cause - helping survivors of Hurricane Maria by collecting funds and needed items to send back to islanders. Learning of the plight of a large family in rural Guayama, Puerto Rico, Owners Jeff Green and Steve Dunaychuk, along with Queen Anne store Manager, Gordy Maggs decided to step up to help. McCarthy and Schiering, a neighboring wine shop, also agreed to participate. Together the two companies will be sampling delicious bites and tasty wines donated by some wonderful vintners.
Bettina Carey, the event's organizer, a Puerto Rican who has family in Guayama, a small rural community in Puerto Rico wrote, "Imagine this, an island of palm trees and blue seas now turned into an island that looks like a war zone with uprooted trees and black water as a result of Hurricane Maria. Now imagine life under martial law, limited access to funds as banks will only allow $100 withdrawals, boiling contaminated water to bathe in and drink, 8-9 hour long lines to get fuel, limited or no cell service, no electricity, food rationing, most roads in disrepair, the list of the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria goes on and on. Months, if not years, of recovery is expected to cost billions."
Carey adds, "For weeks I have felt helpless not knowing how to help my family in Puerto Rico and having difficulty communicating with anyone on the island, but now as a result of B & E and McCarthy and Schiering my family will get the help that they so desperately need."
Listen to more of her story here: The Challenges of Sending Aid to Puerto Rico | 91.3 KBCS story by Yuko Kodama.
Read more here: Businesses Team Up for Hurricane Relief!
Funds can be donated directly to "Help Guayama Puerto Rico Survivors" GoFundMe account. 100 cents of every dollar will benefit Puerto Ricans.
Donations of canned goods, water, hygienic supplies, flashlights, batteries, among other necessities are being accepted at all four of B & E Meats and Seafood locations.
Owner of B & E, Jeff Green says, "Please help us share inforamation about the event and help where you can. Thank you in advance for sharing, caring and donating!"
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, November 4
B & E Meats and Seafood
2401 Queen Anne Av N
Seattle, WA 98109
Samples of delicious bites by B & E Meats and Seafood and wine tasting by McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants. Must be 21 yo for wine tasting. Optional: Bring canned goods, water, flashlights and batteries.
Contact: Bettina Carey
About B & E Meats and Seafood:
B&E Meats and Seafood, voted "Best Butcher" & "Best Fish Market" in 2017 by voters in Seattle's A-List, was founded nearly 60 years ago by brothers Bob and Earl Green. The team has now grown to include owners Jeff and Trisha Green (Bob's son and daugther-in-law) and daughter, Dena Green, along with co-owner, Steve Dunaychuk. Known for serving up the highest quality specialty meats and freshest seafood in town, including Copper River Salmon, and outstanding marinated products such as Teriyaki Beef Tri-tips, Kalbi Marinated Beef Ribs, Award-Winning Beef Jerky, and always delicious Smoked Salmon Candy B & E Meats and Seafood is preparing to be around the next 60 years.
About McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants:
Opening their first retail wine shop in 1980 and they have spent over 35 years offering clients select wines that represent quality and value. McCarthy & Schiering Wine Merchants emphasize personal service in comfortable, friendly settings. They carry an extensive selection of wines from around the world, specializing in wines from Washington and Oregon. As fine wine merchants, they select their choices through daily tasting and evaluation. They were recognized in 1998 by Food and Wine magazine as “retailer of the year.” In April 2004, GQ magazine named their shops as one of the “50 best Wine Stores in America” and one of the “top 10 small specialty shops featuring wines from Piedmont and Tuscany.”