GRANTS PASS, Ore. (May 14, 2014) — Friday, May 2, Dutch Bros. Coffee and the communities it serves banded together to raise a record breaking $352,591 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in honor of the late co-founder Dane Boersma.
“It’s an absolute mind blow,” said Travis Boersma, Dane’s brother and Dutch Bros. Coffee Co-Founder. “I’m amazed and moved by everyone who works so hard in the company and super thankful for everyone who contributed to this important day.”
All 221 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in seven states donated proceeds to MDA, the world leader in fighting Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The donation surpassed last year’s donation by over $81,000, bringing the company’s total to over $1.26 million.
“There was so much love on for Dane and the thousands of families living with ALS,”says MDA Area Director Arlene Wedsted. “Each cup of coffee directly benefits MDA’s mission to save and improve lives for people living with ALS by providing vital funds needed to help find treatments and cures.”
“I believe through concentrated efforts over time we will find a cause and a cure for Lou Gerhig’s Disease,” said Travis Boersma. “In the meantime, people who suffer with this illness will also receive support and services needed.”
“We cannot thank Dutch Bros, their amazing employees and generous customers enough for their continued dedication and partnership to fighting ALS,” said MDA Area Director Arlene Wedsted.
ALS is a disease that affects the parts of the nervous system that control voluntary muscle movement. There is no cure for ALS, and most people with ALS die within three to five years. To learn more about the MDA and ALS, visit mda.org.
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About Dutch Bros. Coffee
Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country’s largest privately held, drive-through coffee company, with over 215 locations and over 2,500 employees in seven states.
Serving specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, freezes, teas and a private-label Dutch Bros. Blue Rebel™ energy drink, Dutch Bros. is known for a special focus on its communities and customers.
Dutch Bros. Coffee was ranked by J.D. Power and Associates as highest in customer satisfaction compared to other coffee companies in its 2012 and 2013 Specialty Coffee Retailer Satisfaction Reports.
Dutch Bros. Coffee is headquartered in Grants Pass, Ore., and was founded in 1992 by dairy farmer brothers of Dutch descent. To learn more about Dutch Bros., visit www.dutchbros.com.