Tito’s Handmade Vodka to donate $25,000 to victims of Orlando shooting

(PR NewsChannel) / June 15, 2016 / AUSTIN, Texas 

Titos_Handmade_Vodka_OrlandoTito Beveridge, founder and master distiller of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, has committed to matching donations up to $25,000 to help those affected by Sunday’s tragic shooting in Orlando, Fla.

To donate, go to www.gofundme.com/pulsevictimsfund In the comment field, type “Tito’s Match” to ensure we double your give.

Speaking for Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Amy Lukken, head of the philanthropic arm of the company stated: “All of our family here at Tito’s Handmade Vodka are heartbroken over the cowardly act that occurred at Pulse Night Club.  We are responding the only way our family, friends, and fans know how to and that is with love. We desire a world free of hate for all mankind and will continue to support our LGBTQ families. We are making a contribution to Equality Florida and are asking you to join us in donating to them as well.  Tito’s will share the love and match dollar for dollar up to $25,000.”

Funds raised will go those affected by Sunday’s horrific acts to cover medical needs, funeral arrangements, counseling, bills, food and whatever is needed to help the victims get through this terrible time.

In addition to these funds, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be assisting in fundraisers across Florida and the nation to not only raise funds but build awareness and tolerance in all communities through events at local restaurants, bars and clubs.

In cooperation with Orlando police and city officials, Equality Florida will ensure that all funds raised go to helping the victims and their families of this horrific event.

About Equity Florida: Equality Florida consists of two organizations – Equality Florida Institute, Inc., our 501(c)(3) educational charity and Equality Florida Action, Inc., our 501(c)(4) advocacy organization. Together, these organizations form the largest civil rights organization dedicated to securing full equality for Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Through education, grassroots organizing, coalition building, and lobbying, we are changing Florida so that no one suffers harassment or discrimination on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

About Tito’s Homemade Vodka: Tito’s Handmade Vodka is a vodka produced in Austin, Texas, in the first legal distillery in Texas, established by Bert Butler “Tito” Beveridge II. A native of San Antonio, Texas. Commercial production began in 1997 when Beveridge formed Fifth Generation, Inc., and established the Mockingbird Distillery. All production is still maintained at the southeast Austin distillery.

For more information, go to: http://www.eqfl.org/ for Equality Florida and www.titosvodka.com for Tito’s Handmade Vodka and www.gofundme.com/pulsevictimsfund to donate now.

Amy Lukken
Fifth Generation, Inc
(512) 389-0745

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