DeCrescente Distributing Company and Guinness Raise More Than $3,000 For The Leary Firefighters Foundation

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Money Raised Provides Funding and Resources for Fire Departments to Get the Best Equipment, Technology and Training

DeCrescente Distributing Company partnered with Guinness to raise money in support of The Leary Firefighters Foundation. Through premium giveaways and samples of Guinness Draught, the beverage distributor and participating local bars and restaurants have raised $3,665 to support funding and resources for fire departments to get the best available equipment, technology and training.

“It’s great to see local businesses banding together for this cause and contributing to The Leary Firefighters Foundation mission,” said Bob Camarota, Guinness brand manager of DeCrescente Distributing Company.

Actor Denis Leary, who lost his cousin, childhood friend and four other firefighters in a tragic fire in Worcester, Mass., established The Leary Firefighters Foundation in 2000. The money raised will benefit not only the firefighters, but also the people in the communities they serve.

Among the local supporters was The Ale House, located in Troy, N.Y., who raised roughly $930 for the cause. The Ale House is one of the Capital Region’s most beloved, hometown bars.

“We were honored to support this cause,” said Brian Gilchrist, owner of The Ale House. “Firefighters are brave individuals who risk their lives for us every day. It’s important they have the best and safest equipment.”

DeCrescente Distributing Company is a family-owned and operated beverage distributor that employs more than 375 loyal and hardworking people. DeCrescente is committed to exceeding customers’ product and service expectations, which includes giving back to the local community.

For more information about The Leary Firefighters Foundation, visit

About DeCrescente Distributing Company

DeCrescente Distributing Company services a distribution territory that includes 11 counties spanning 7,500 square miles in eastern New York. Employing more than 375 employees DDC successfully warehouses, sells, delivers and merchandises over 10 million cases of beverage products annually, including beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, to over 3,000 customers. For more information on the 65 year-old, family-owned and operated company, visit

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