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12/28/2018 Member News

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County Partners with Local Craft Breweries to Raise Funds for a Pinellas County Home Build

Pinellas County – To celebrate the collaborative brewing environment in Pinellas County and the industry’s shared community commitment, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County is engaging local craft breweries to join forces to raise $50,000 to build a home in partnership with a family in need.

Habitat Pinellas launched “The House That Beer Built” initiative in 2018, and has partnered with local breweries to participate via pledges, hosting fundraising events, and support through an upcoming beer festival, scavenger hunt and other engagement opportunities.

Current partners include 3 Daughters Brewing, Big Storm Brewing, Cage Brewing, Club Savor, Dissent Brewing, Flying Boat Brewing Co., Mastry’s Brewing Co., Pinellas Ale Works, Silverking Brewing Co.

Two inaugural House That Beer Built events will take place in the early spring of 2019:

St. Pete Brewery Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, January 12th, 2019
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Starting at Flying Boat Brewery, 1776 11th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33713


Join Habitat Pinellas as we tour some of the best breweries in St. Pete in a fun-filled brewery scavenger hunt. Participants will meet at Flying Boat Brewing Co., and will then follow clues that will direct them to four additional breweries around the 'burg. Participants can complete social media challenges along the way to be entered to win a grand prize, which will be drawn at the final brewery at 5:30 pm.

Tickets: $35

Tickets are available at https://habitatpinellas.org/news-events/the-house-that-beer-built/.

 
Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave St. Petersburg, FL 33705

Habitat Pinellas is hosting the inaugural House That Beer Built Craft Beer Festival on February 9th at Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill. Tickets start as low as $25 and include unlimited samples (while supplies last) from some of the best breweries in Pinellas County, as well as live entertainment.

Tickets: General Admission $25 | VIP $75

Tickets are available at https://habitatpinellas.org/news-events/the-house-that-beer-built/.


About Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County

Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has constructed over 500 homes for struggling families in Pinellas County, using locally raised funds. Volunteers and the future homeowners construct the homes, which are sold at no profit and financed with a zero-interest loan. Habitat Pinellas homeowner candidates earn 30 to 80 percent of area median income. For Pinellas County, that translates to as little as $27,000 a year for a family of four. Candidates must also demonstrate need for adequate shelter; ability to pay back a zero-interest loan and willingness to partner with Habitat Pinellas to invest 350 to 450 sweat equity hours. Mortgage monies are used to build even more homes, making each donation to Habitat a perpetual legacy to the community. Habitat believes that home ownership contributes to family stability, leading, in turn, to community stability. Additionally, Habitat Pinellas raises funds through their ReStore, a home improvement outlet where donated household and building items are sold to the public. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County, contact 727-536-4755 or visit www.habitatpinellas.org.