Purple Heart Wines Latest Contribution to Focus on NorCal Fire Relief
Napa, November 8, 2017 — Purple Heart Wines, a collaboration between C. Mondavi & Family and the Purple Heart Foundation, an organization which supports veterans in need, is proud to announce a donation to fund Foundation support for Veterans afflicted by the recent wine country wildfires in Northern California.
The Purple Heart Foundation will be funneling 100% of this $20,000 donation received from Purple Heart Wines directly to Veterans impacted by the devastating wildfires that occurred in Napa and Sonoma County in October 2017. The Purple Heart Foundation is working with local Purple Heart chapters to channel relief efforts to nine veterans and their families whose homes and possessions were completely destroyed by the wildfires. This donation will help them pick up the pieces and begin anew.
On the eve of Veterans Day, Purple Heart Wines proprietor Marc Mondavi was joined by Purple Heart Wines winemaker—and Air Force veteran—John Moynier, and Bill Hutton, Senior Vice President of the Purple Heart Foundation, to present a $20,000 check towards this timely relief effort.
“When we learned that a number of local veterans including several Purple Heart recipients were caught up in the recent tragedy which swept through our region, we immediately reached out to our partners at the Purple Heart Foundation to try and offer some relief to these cherished members of our community,” commented Mr. Mondavi.
Since the launch of the project in March 2016, Purple Heart Wines has donated $60,000 to the Purple Heart Foundation, which has been used to support U.S. military veterans and their families.
About Purple Heart Wines:
Purple Heart Wines launched its proprietary label, Purple Heart, in 2016 – created to honor the determination, bravery and commitment of America’s military heroes. Moved by its namesake, it is this noble medal that lead to the creation of the Purple Heart wine – a worthy tribute to the nation’s servicemen and women. It is produced in the United States’ greatest wine region – California. It is an uncompromising wine crafted under the close stewardship of C. Mondavi & Family, whose patriarch, Peter Mondavi Sr., was a proud veteran of World War II. Purple Heart serves as a testament to the integrity and virtue of the Purple Heart Foundation, and aims to help further the organization’s cause through both awareness and fundraising. To support these efforts, annual donations will be made to the Purple Heart Foundation. Learn more about Purple Heart Wines at purpleheartwines.com.
Purple Heart Foundation and the Military Order of the Purple Heart:
Chartered in 1957, the Purple Heart Foundation is the fundraising engine of the Military Order of the Purple Heart USA, a Congressional Chartered Service Organization. The Mission of the Purple Heart Foundation is to holistically enhance the quality of life of all veterans and their families, providing them with direct service and fostering an environment of comradery and goodwill among combat wounded veterans.