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Weekly Instagram Live Sessions


Weekly briefings, hosted by USBG National Charity Foundation Board Member Kim Haasarud, to be held Thursdays, 3 p.m. Eastern/Noon Pacific

HENDERSON, NV (APRIL 21, 2020) - The USBG National Charity Foundation announces today it will host weekly briefings to provide updates pertaining to its Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) COVID-19 Relief Campaign. The briefings will be hosted by USBG National Charity Foundation Board Member, Kim Haasarud (BIO HERE).

  • When: Weekly on Thursdays at 3 p.m. Eastern/12 noon Pacific

  • Where: Instagram

  • How: Follow the USBG National Charity Foundation, @usbgncf

While the briefing will not include a real time Q&A session, the USBG National Charity Foundation will post an Instagram story on Wednesdays prompting users to pose questions they would like Haasarud to address during the Thursday briefing.

Said Haasarud, “First and foremost, the purpose of holding weekly briefings is to communicate openly and transparently with our community. The reality of where our industry is at the moment is heartbreaking and, as would be expected, has raised a lot of questions that deserve answers. We’re using our platform to provide those answers.”

Each briefing will address such topics as:

  • Updated statistics

  • Total applicants to date

  • Total applications processed

  • Total dollars disseminated

  • Total donors to date

  • Total $ committed

  • Total volunteers screening applications

  • Addressing frequently asked questions

  • Resource updates

  • Next steps

What is the purpose of the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP)?

BEAP was created by the USBG National Charity Foundation in 2015 and has since operated continuously to assist qualified bartenders, bar backs, and bar servers who are in need of financial assistance as a result of a catastrophic event or an emergency hardship. The USBG National Charity Foundation adheres to a strict set of procedures in order to ensure that recipients are selected on an objective and nondiscriminatory basis.

What is the BEAP COVID-19 Relief Campaign?

Via the campaign, modest, yet meaningful emergency grants of $150-500 drawn from generous donations will be allocated to as many eligible applicants as possible so as to be as impactful as possible. It’s important to be clear that these emergency grants are intended to supplement federal relief programs that are designed to help with larger, sustained expenses such as rent.

More information on the USBG National Charity Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Campaign can be found here.

Follow updates through USBG National Charity Foundation social media channels: IG/FB/TWITTER: @usbgncf/@USBGNCF/@USBGNCF


About the USBG National Charity Foundation

The USBG National Charity Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, advances the lifelong stability and well-being of service industry professionals through education and charitable activities. The USBG Foundation accomplishes this mission through programming that focuses on social responsibility, community service, and philanthropy. The USBG Foundation was formed in 2012 to expand the charitable impact of the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) community. You can learn more about the USBG Foundation at here.

Media inquiries:

Colin Baugh

Emblem Public Relations



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