We are living in an unprecedented time. COVID-19 threatens us not only physically, but economically. A brave few are being asked to put their lives on the line to protect us, while we are being asked only to stay home. We can do more!
Whiskey Bravo’s HEROES program is a way to support local restaurants while honoring the courageous men and women on the front lines of fighting this disease. New York City specifically is on the brink of losing a vibrant restaurant industry. Donations to this site will be used to purchase and deliver meals from local restaurants to healthcare workers, and first responders. We hope that the meals will show our support and gratitude to these brave men and women while providing essential funds to neighborhood restaurants, so they can pay their employees and contribute to the local economy.
We have focused on FDNY EMS stations. These stations are operating at levels far beyond anything they could of imagined with a workforce that has already been decemented due to infections from COVID-19. Calls to 911 are reaching new records every day and estimates show that over 25% of these heroes are already infected. The brave few who are able to continue working, courageously run forward into danger and put themselves at risk to save others. Paramedics and EMTs are working shifts that last up to 16 hours, sometimes without any break. Coming back to a hot meal after a long hard day provides some comfort, but knowing that the citizens of New York stand with them, that we appreciate their sacrifice, fuels them to keep going.
We went all out on sandwich deliveries this week!! We delivered almost 100 sandwiches from The Original John’s deli in Brooklyn to 3 hardworking FDNY EMS Stations. On Tuesday, April 21st, we delivered to Station 43 in Coney Island, Wednesday, we delivered to Station 40 in Sunset Park, and on Thursday, we delivered to FDNY EMS Station 44 in Brownsville. Pictures attached are some of these mouth-watering sammys. Big shout out to John for the great food and deliveries this week!!