Cool Springs Wines & Spirits to support hospitality workers with relief fund

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Owners of Cool Springs Wines & Spirits (from left to right) Dean Taylor, Bret Moore, Ashley Klekamp, Joe Goodman and Del Hickman pledged $25,000 to support hospitality workers in Middle Tennessee. (Courtesy Cool Springs Wines & Spirits)

Owners of Cool Springs Wines & Spirits (from left to right) Dean Taylor, Bret Moore, Ashley Klekamp, Joe Goodman and Del Hickman pledged $25,000 to support hospitality workers in Middle Tennessee. (Courtesy Cool Springs Wines & Spirits)

To help hospitality industry workers who have lost their jobs or have had hours cut due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Franklin-based Cool Springs Wines & Spirits announced April 3 it has pledged $25,000 to the Tennessee Action for Hospitality: A Fund for Us.


“Amid the stress and uncertainty, it’s never been more critical to stay connected with one another, even as we practice social distancing, to keep each other healthy and safe,” Bret Moore, president and CEO of Cool Springs Wines & Spirits, said in a release. “We feel fortunate our store is open for business. In addition to taking extraordinary measures to create a safe environment for our employees and customers, we wanted to give back to those in our industry who are profoundly affected by this pandemic.”

Through the fund administered by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to individuals in the hospitality industry who meet the criteria after a two-part application process as funding becomes available.


Owners and representatives of independently-owned restaurants and beverage businesses are encouraged to apply with the CFMT, a nonprofit that facilitates giving in Middle Tennessee, for assistance at www.cmft.org

"When we learned of the important mission of the Tennessee Action for Hospitality Coalition, we felt compelled to help and spearhead fundraising efforts from our industry partners,” Moore said. “As we reached out to our suppliers and distributors, we were overwhelmed by their generous support. This is our turn to serve those who serve.”


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