Last weekend we hung out with friends and neighbors at the annual Amplify Music Festival, taking place just down the road from the brewery on the Decatur Square. We’ve been a part of this festival since the very beginning and apart from it being a great lineup of musicians (Mavis Staples, The Lone Bellow, Jeff Tweedy, Lucinda Williams, Noah Gunderson, and Julien Baker just to name a few) it also benefits an incredible cause – the Decatur Cooperative Ministry. Here’s a little more about DCM from our founder, Brian Purcell:
You might have noticed the phrase “Transcendo Mediocris” written on our bottle and cans. Three Taverns aims to do just that. To “surpass the ordinary.” We are super inspired when we see others doing this on a daily basis in our community. One particular non-profit in Decatur is surpassing the ordinary in extraordinary ways. They’ve inspired us so much that we have decided to partner with them and support their service to others on a larger scale. Decatur Cooperative Ministry does incredible things to help families who are facing homelessness to settle into safe, stable homes, and build healthy lives filled with peace, hope, and opportunity.
Three Taverns believes that DCM really digs deep into helping those facing homelessness for a lifetime, not just a day. DCM has many homelessness prevention and housing programs that are making a huge difference in the lives of so many. Programs such as Project Take Charge that helps prevent individuals and families from homelessness and provides a small food pantry and food co-op for veterans and seniors, to Hagar’s House which provides homeless families and children safe shelter for 90 days and involves intensive case management and support services. They also run Family House which offers six months of housing and supportive services to families to ensure a smooth transition into permanent housing, as well as Family Success which provides permanent housing and services to chronically homeless families.
As you can see, DCM doesn’t just help a family one time, they go deeper and help improve lives for a lifetime. In fact, DCM’s combined programs connected over 1,500 individuals with the resources they needed to prevent or exit homelessness in 2018 alone. We think that’s a great example of surpassing the ordinary and we are thrilled to support their incredible work!
Last weekend Three Taverns once again helped sponsor Decatur’s own music festival, Amplify, which contributes substantial funding to DCM. And our third annual 3T5K (happening at the brewery on May 18th) gives all of its proceeds to DCM. Atlanta Magazine took note of this awesome race and even awarded the 5K with a “Best of Atlanta” award in 2018. We have plans to continue and broaden our support of DCM so they can continue to do what they do so well.
You’ll be hearing more about DCM and ways you can join hands with us in supporting this great cause to fight homelessness. For starters, if you are interested in volunteering to help at the upcoming 3T5K on May 18th, please contact Susie@threetavernsbrewery.com.
Cheers and happy drinking,