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“When we found out about the veteran’s home and what Hoboken is doing to help local veterans, we immediately knew we wanted to be involved,” said JD Recobs, co-founder of Misunderstood Whiskey Co. “Supporting our military is a cause we care deeply about, since we both have family who served in multiple wars (WWII, Vietnam, and Korean War) and close friends who are currently serving our nation.”
After being heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the American Legion got to work on developing a new building that will operate as a flood-resilient community center while also serving as a 6-unit residential housing complex for homeless veterans. Post 107 is offering supportive services to the homeless veterans through the Hoboken Shelter. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and urban Development, over 40,000 veterans are homeless on any given night, with over 8,500 homeless veterans in New Jersey alone.
“On July 25th, we teamed up with our friends at Grand Vin to host our second annual SOLD OUT Christmas in July. The event included a raffle to raise money for the Hoboken American Legion Post 107 as a small, but meaningful, thank you,” says Recobs, who joined Misunderstood co-founder Chris Buglisi to present an $800 check to Hoboken Post 107 Commander John Carey earlier this month.
Misunderstood Whiskey is a ginger-infused 80-proof American blended whiskey distilled from midwest grains, aged in used American oak barrels. Bottled in Kentucky, look for it in stores and on bar shelves throughout Hudson County.