ASHEVILLE BREWERS ALLIANCE AND ASHEVILLE HABITAT KICK OFF “THE HOUSE THAT BREWERS BUILT” WITH BEER WEEK EVENTS
Asheville, NC (May 24, 2017) – Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and the Asheville Brewers Alliance (ABA) are excited to announce “The House That Beer Built”. This Habitat house will be funded and built by the local brewing community and beer lovers at-large. The Asheville Brewers Alliance has committed a generous lead gift, member breweries are participating in a myriad of ways, and there are ways for Asheville beer lovers to get involved too. House construction begins in November, and fundraising for the house is launching during the upcoming Beer Week 2017.
Here’s how you can help:
Wednesday, May 31 – 4-8pm, SIGN A STUD WALL at New Belgium Brewery for suggested $1 donation. This wall will be used in the actual construction of the House that Brewers Built.
Friday, June 2 – 5pm-close, RAISE A PINT at One World Brewing to kick off their month of fundraising that will support the House That Brewers Built.
To stay abreast of other opportunities as they arise, follow Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and the ABA on social media.
“The Asheville Brewers Alliance and Habitat for Humanity have a long-standing relationship that we are excited to continue and grow. Our local craft breweries are already so committed to building community within our industry and with other local businesses and nonprofits, so it seemed fitting to support the actual construction of a home for one of our neighbors. We are honored to participate,” said Kendra Penland, Executive Director of the Asheville Brewers Alliance.
Kit Rains, Asheville Habitat’s Development Director added, “We are thrilled that the breweries that add so much to Asheville’s culture have chosen to partner with Habitat to help ease our city’s affordable housing crisis, and provide another family the opportunity to build a better future on the foundation of the stability that comes from owning a decent and affordable home. We can’t think of a better way to celebrate the craft beer community and the spirit that makes Asheville home for us all.”
About Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1983, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity was the first Habitat affiliate in North Carolina. Through Habitat homeownership and home repair programs, more than 1,350 adults and children in Buncombe County have achieved the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. A decent place to call home and an affordable mortgage enables Habitat homeowners to save more, invest in education, pursue opportunities and have greater financial stability. Learn more about Asheville Area Habitat and how you can get involved at ashevillehabitat.org.
About Asheville Brewers Alliance
The ABA was formed in February 2009 as a trade and membership organization to promote Asheville as a beer destination, promote Asheville area breweries, and to exchange knowledge and support among members and partners. For more information, visit avlbrewers.com.