Whitmeyer's steps up

Local distillery donating a month's worth of income to help veterans

A local Houston business is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to taking care of war veterans.

Whitmeyer's Distilling, LLC, Houston's first distillery, is donating all sales on site for the month of June to Camp Hope, an organization that helps veterans affected with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Camp Hope provides interim housing for veterans with PTSD and their family members in addition to providing other support.

In addition, Whitmeyer's will donate $1 for every bottle sold to Camp Hope be it onsite or to retailers going forward. This is above and beyond the original pledge of 30 days of sales.

Chris and Travis Whitmeyer are two brothers who founded the distillery, which features a variety of spirits, including whiskey, vodka and gin. They are both veterans of the Iraq war and wanted to help others who have served.

"We have lost many brothers who had no place when they got home," Chris Whitmeyer said. "We wanted to find a way to help."

So they vowed to donate all money from sales at the distillery, located at 16711 Hollister Drive in Northwest Houston, for an entire month. There are several specialty drinks at the distillery that are not available via retail. Whitmeyer's is open Thursday and Friday from 3-9 p.m., and Saturday from 12-6 p.m. They offer bar sales as well as bottle sales.

They also offer tours, a space for private parties and more. But for the month of June, they are offering people an opportunity to buy great alcohol and support a terrific cause.

For more information on Whitmeyer's distillery, go to whitmeyers.com

For more information on Camp Hope, go to https://ptsdusa.org/camp-hope/

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