Steve and Shaun Lourie, owners of Coastal Wine Market & Tasting Room, presented a $10,000 check to the American Red Cross on Friday, June 12. The donation will support the Northeast Florida Red Cross Chapter’s continued lifesaving mission amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
The Louries donated the funds from sales of gift cards, pick-ups and deliveries made during the recent COVID-19 quarantine period.
“We had amazing support from the community,” said Steve Lourie. “They helped carry us through this time, and they were happy that we were doing this.”
McKenna O’Neill, Red Cross regional donor development officer, expressed gratitude for the generosity of the business staff and its customers.
“This donation does mean a lot and will make a big difference in the region,” she said.
The Red Cross provides blood and disaster relief services to the community.
“On behalf of those we serve, thank you to Coastal Wine Market and their patrons for standing with us,” said Jennifer Johnson, Red Cross regional philanthropy officer.
“We were thrilled that we could make this happen,” said Steve Lourie. “It was a huge honor.”
Coastal Wine Market & Tasting Room is located at 641 Crosswater Parkway, Suite B, Ponte Vedra.