J.T. Meleck Spirit of Valor Campaign Gives Back to Local Veterans

J.T. Meleck Distillers Donates $2,225 to Acadiana Veteran Alliance (AVA) following the July Spirit of Valor Campaign. Funds Donated Directly Benefit Local Louisiana Veterans with Work and Heal Programs.

Lafayette, LA (August 25, 2021) – J.T. Meleck Distillers presented the Acadiana Veteran Alliance (AVA) with a $2,225 donation following their July Spirit of Valor Campaign. The campaign included local restaurant drink features and donations for each case sold with a Spirit of Valor tag during the month of July. Both organizations are excited to pursue future partnerships across Louisiana helping local businesses and veterans alike. “AVA is thrilled to partner with J.T. Meleck. J.T. Meleck’s substantial support will amplify AVA’s mission to assist and grow the success of our local veterans through work placement and mental health solutions,” said Millicent Nugent, Executive Director of Acadiana Veteran Alliance. “We are excited that our partnership with AVA allowed us to directly support local veterans.” Said Mike Fruge, Founder of J.T. Meleck Distillers. “A local product, being sold at local stores to give back to local community members is the perfect combination that we plan to grow with our AVA partner.” he continued.

About Acadiana Veteran Alliance (AVA) Acadiana Veteran Alliance was formed to build new economic development and industry WITH veterans, and fund PTSD healthcare treatments FOR veterans. The Mission of the Acadiana Veteran Alliance (AVA) is to unite Acadiana-area veterans, Acadiana veteran-owned businesses, and all Acadiana-based companies for a common purpose; supporting veterans in our Work, Heal, and Give phases of assistance. Learn more: supportAVA.org

About J.T. Meleck Distillers J.T. Meleck Distillers launched in 2018 with an award-winning Louisiana handcrafted rice vodka. They proudly produce all elements of their products on the family farm in Branch, Louisiana. The brand is named after the founder’s great, granduncle, J.T. Meleck, who started farming the land in 1896. Their crazy idea of using their rice to produce delicious spirits has managed to create a new Louisiana classic — one that goes straight from their farm to your front porch. Learn more: JTMeleck.com