Michigan’s largest alcohol distributor to transport supplies donated by Oakland County residents
DETROIT – Great Lakes Wine & Spirits (GLWAS), Michigan’s largest distributor of beer, wine and spirits, is transporting supplies donated by Oakland County residents later this week to Texas to aid in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The distributor is donating a semitrailer for the journey to and from Texas.
“After seeing the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey we wanted to help in the best way we can,” said Lew Cooper III, Co-CEO at Great Lakes Wine and Spirits. “We’re hopeful the supplies collected this week from Oakland County residents will help individuals and families who have had their lives uprooted by this storm begin the rebuilding process.”
Oakland County residents have donated a wide-range of household items including cleaning supplies, diapers and pet food.
“We’re grateful to Oakland County residents for the outpouring of support and to Great Lakes Wine and Spirits for generously donating a semi-truck and a driver’s time to transport these much-needed items to Texas,” said Oakland County Deputy County Executive Phil Bertolini. “It has been heartwarming to see so many residents of Oakland County open their hearts and their pocketbooks to help those in need.”
Bertolini is coordinating the effort. His brother, a Houston resident, retired from the Houston Police Department earlier this year.
“Most of us take the items we’re transporting to Texas for granted, but for many residents these are critical household items that are difficult to find,” said Syd Ross, Co-CEO of Great Lakes Wine and Spirits.
Great Lakes Wine & Spirits is a wine, spirits and beer distributor that services nearly 17,000 accounts in all 83 Michigan counties on both peninsulas. For more information, please visit www.GLWAS.com.