As we all come to terms with the COVID-19 health crisis, our vibrant and essential Brewery and Taproom staff are also experiencing extraordinary hardship. A group of investors from Double Mountain wanted to find a way to give back to the employees that have worked so hard over the years to make the brewery a success. A non-profit foundation was formed after the government closure of dine-in restaurants to help employees that were laid off. The Double Mountain Foundation provides assistance to current and former Double Mountain staff in need of help with shelter, food, & health care costs. Furthermore, the Double Mountain Foundation is seeking additional funding to establish a broader program that will include food assistance for hospitality workers throughout the Hood River Gorge community displaced by this crisis. On Friday, April 24, The United Way of Columbia Gorge awarded a generous $7500 grant to purchase gift cards for groceries at local grocery stores and the Gorge Grown farmers market to directly aid staff that are in financial distress. The foundation is extremely grateful to this generous gift from the local community and hopes to expand our donations to reach more restaurant and hospitality workers in the gorge.
All funds raised will be distributed as direct support to eligible applicants in some of the ways listed below. There is room in the criteria to help in other ways on a case-by-case basis in acute instances of crisis. All grants will be paid directly to vendors or through gift cards.
Gift cards for groceries/gas/home supplies
Health Insurance/COBRA payments
Car payments or transportation costs
Donations can also be mailed to:
Double Mountain Foundation
PO Box 1660, Hood River, OR 97031
How To Apply For Aid
Please read the following and send an email to:
If you are a restaurant worker in the Hood River Gorge or current/former Double Mountain staff member and find yourself in dire straits that unemployment benefits won’t cover please email the following; a brief note describing the issues that you’re facing and a paystub dated prior to December 2019. Consider including information about your household like: number of dependents, total income and expenses. Your request will be evaluated alongside others as quickly as possible.
You do not need to provide a Social Security Number (SSN) to apply.
You should receive an email within 2 to 4 weeks of application submission.
For more information on how to get assistance for you or your employees, contact: DMFoundation@Doublemountainbrewery.com
Special Thanks to United Way of The Columbia Gorge for their generous Donation. More about them can be found at https://www.unitedwaycolumbiagorge.org/
The Double Mountain Foundation was organized during the pandemic COVID-19 outbreak after the closure of our restaurants and a dramatic downturn of our brewery business. Our mission is to provide financial assistance for current and former Double Mountain employees facing severe impacts to their personal lives during this crisis and provide a platform to help our staff in the future for other traumatic events. We are a community service organization that can assist our local community with charitable projects that benefit the lives of our citizens to make our towns a thriving place to live.
Your donation to the Double Mountain Foundation is tax deductible. The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and tax-exempt. Our tax identification number is 85-0510009.
For assistance or more information, please contact us at: DMFoundation@doublemountainbrewery.com