Beam donates $100,000 to Operation Homefront

Fred Noe, seventh-generation Jim Beam family distiller (L), with the help of Kid Rock, presents Jim Beam’s $100,000 donation to Amy Palmer, COO of Operation Homefront, backstage at Kid Rock’s concert in Tinley Park, Ill., on Aug. 19.

Beam donates $100,000 to Operation Homefront

August 22, 2011

Fred Noe, seventh-generation Jim Beam family distiller (L), with the help of Kid Rock, presents Jim Beam’s $100,000 donation to Amy Palmer, COO of Operation Homefront, backstage at Kid Rock’s concert in Tinley Park, Ill., on Aug. 19. Since forming a 2008 partnership with Operation Homefront, a provider of emergency financial aid and critical assistance to U.S. troops, their families and wounded veterans, Jim Beam has donated more than $1 million in cash and in-kind contributions to the organization.

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