Micro Matic leaves New Orleans a gift

Micro Matics USA, which manufactures and distributes draft beer dispensing equipment, last month donated a walk-in refrigerator to the Brantely Baptist Center in New Orleans at the conclusion of the Cheers Beverage Conference in the Hurricane-ravaged city.

“It made perfect sense for us to donate the walk-in refrigerator, which we had shipped to New Orleans (for the conference), to a local organization that has done so much for victims of Hurricane Katrina and could benefit from its use,” said Peter Muzzonigro, president of the California company.

The Brantley Center is a 250-bed shelter that provides a variety of services for homeless people and others in need. Since it first opened its doors in 1927 during the Great Depression, the urban ministry has provided food, overnight lodging, hot showers, laundry facilities, employment assistance, counseling for drug and alcohol dependence, mail services, and worship opportunities to the people who pass through its doors. In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.