Miller Lite Donating $1 Million to Bartenders During Coronavirus Outbreak

Miller Lite is stepping up to help those in need during the coronavirus outbreak. The company recently announced that they will be donating money to unemployed bartenders who have watched their industry come to a screeching halt.

“Taps are off. But tips are needed,” the company said in a video. “Click to donate to the millions out of work. We’ll start with $1,000,000.”

You can also donate to those in need.

Donations go to the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) National Charity Foundation and their “virtual tip jar” which has been set up to benefit those in the service industry who have lost their jobs during the pandemic.

“We ask you to ‘help us serve those who serve us,’” the USBG wrote. “The closure of bars, restaurants and venues means that these vital members of our community are no longer able to earn wages and take home tips.”

The coronavirus outbreak has led to the cancellation or postponing of many large events including the NCAA Tournament, Coachella, SXSW, the Winter X Games, Stagecoach, Ultra Music Festival in Miami, and more. The NBA, NHL, and MLS have temporarily suspended their seasons.

The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).

The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.

While a majority of the cases have been detected in China, it has now reached many countries around the world including the United States. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.

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