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SLO Brew to raise funds to support Australian fire relief efforts

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Posted at 8:58 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 23:58:53-05

SLO Brew Rock is joining international efforts to raise support for disaster relief and recovery in response to devastating fires sweeping the country of Australia.

The local brewery and taproom says they are donating 25% of all food and beverage sales to the Australian Red Cross on January 18 and 19.

"Anyone living in California is no stranger to the threat of wildfire," said co-owner Hamish Marshall. "Our hearts are with the volunteers and families of those affected by this tragic state of emergency."

There will be over 20 small business vendors setting up shop from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the SLO Brew Rock Event Center on Jan. 18 and 19.

There will be live performances from Dante Marsh and Proxima Parada on Saturday, and local favorites Noach Tangeras Band and Bear Market Riot are set to perform on Sunday.

According to the Red organization, donations will help deploy 1,285 trained staff and volunteers to affected communities and

provided resources to victims sheltering in over 69 evacuation and recovery centers across Australia.

"Meaningful difference can start in your local community," said venue manager Ryan Orr. "We're proud to be a place where friends, neighbors and local artists can gather in support of a greater cause."

For those looking to make a direct contribution, clickhere.