Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc. Donates 100K to Japan Relief Effort

Mar 22, 2011, 11:32 ET from Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc.

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- John Frank, Vice Chairman of Sidney Frank Importing Company of New Rochelle, NY, presented a check for $100,000.00 to Mary Young, CEO of the Greenwich Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross with a special earmark for the Japan Earthquake Relief Fund.

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Privately held and family-owned, Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc. has always valued philanthropy and continues to play an active role in supporting national and local charities. The company currently imports Jagermeister Herbal Liqueur, Gekkeikan Sake, Michael Collins Irish Whiskey JC Cognac, Barenjager Honey Liqueur, Henri Savard Blanc de Blancs, Jacques Cardin Brandy, Hudson's Bay Scotch and St. Vivant Armagnac.

"Like the rest of the world -- we too were horrified to see the results of the terrible earthquake in Japan. We wanted to quickly help the American Red Cross assist those in need," says John Frank. "Our friends and partners at Gekkeikan Sake have played a significant role in the Sidney Frank Importing Company. In fact, Gekkeikan Sake was the first brand to be imported by Sidney Frank and was the only brand when the company opened its doors in 1972. Over the last 39 years, we have worked closely together to build the award-winning Gekkeikan Sake to be the number one sake in the United States. Today, we continue to monitor the status of the situation in Japan. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who are affected by this tragedy."

The American Red Cross is in close contact with their partners in the Pacific region to offer support. On Friday, March 18, an official at the Japanese Red Cross said, "The compassion the American people have demonstrated over the past week through their generous support to the American Red Cross is incredibly uplifting at a time when we are dealing with such an immense humanitarian tragedy. This financial support is very much needed and continues to be welcomed to help the hundreds of thousands of lives that will forever be changed by this disaster."

The American Red Cross has made an initial contribution of $10 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society to assist in its ongoing efforts to provide medical care and relief assistance. To date about 390,000 people are staying in the approximately 2,500 shelters operated by the government and supported by the Japanese Red Cross. The Japanese Red Cross specialist helicopter team has been mobilized to evacuate people from rooftops and to assist with the logistics of transporting medicine and food to hospitals. The Japanese Red Cross has 2,400 nurses trained nationwide to give emotional counseling and emotional support following major emergencies.

About Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc.

Founded in 1972, Sidney Frank Importing Company Inc. of New Rochelle, NY, currently imports Jagermeister Herbal Liqueur - the number one selling imported Liqueur and shot brand in the United States, Gekkeikan Sake - the world's largest sake, Michael Collins Irish Whiskey - the double distilled single malt and blended whiskies named for the Irish legendary hero and produced at Ireland's last independent distillery, JC Cognac - the VSOP known for its unmatched quality and unique flavor extensions of Apple and Jasmine, Barenjager Honey Liqueur - the German imported vodka based honey liqueur made with generous amounts of premium natural Yucatan honey, Henri Savard Blanc de Blancs - the sparkling wine produced with the best French savoir-faire since 1907, Jacques Cardin Brandy - the French brandy of uncommon distinction defined by its rich color and superior flavor, Hudson's Bay Scotch - a smooth blend of 100% Scotch Whiskies distilled and blended in Scotland and St. Vivant Armagnac - the premium French brandy steeped in tradition dating back to 1559.


Kate Laufer
Director, Public Relations
Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc.
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