Eight Colorado Breweries Build Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — July 1, 2013 – Eight local craft breweries have come together to sponsor and build a Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity home, the House That Beer Built (HTBB), through a Community Funded initiative.

Black Bottle Brewery, C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery, Coopersmith’s Pub & Brewing, Equinox Brewing, Fort Collins Brewery, Odell Brewing, New Belgium Brewing and Pateros Creek Brewing will contribute sales from designated HTBB kegs starting in August and have offered individualized brewer-based rewards on the Community Funded HTBB profile to help fund this home by August 31, 2013.

The goal of the HTBB Community Funded initiative is to reach out to the community to help raise $100,000 to build a home for the Andrasik Family, the HTBB Partner Family who lost their home last summer in the High Park Fire. Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity will be rebuilding on the same land in Rist Canyon, helping to rebuild the future of this family. The ground breaking and ground blessing for the Andrasik home will take place on July 10, 2013 at the site in Stratton Park in Rist Canyon.

Community members can donate money through the HTBB profile on the Community Funded website, http://communityfunded.com/projects/fchabitat/house-that-beer-built.; donors have the opportunity to receive rewards donated by the various breweries for their contributions.  Community members can also offer in-kind goods or skills or volunteer to help build the HTBB alongside the Andrasik Family.

“Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is deeply honored that eight breweries have come together to help the Andrasik family rebuild their home in Rist Canyon.  Just over a year ago, the family’s life dramatically changed when their home burned down in the High Park fire and now it will change again, for the better, as they build their new home alongside volunteers.  This may be called the House That Beer Built but not without some very dedicated, philanthropic, community-minded breweries and their fans giving generously of their time and treasure,” said Kristin Candella, Executive Director for Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity.

Every dollar given through the Community Funded initiative will be used for “bricks and sticks” for the construction of the home. The breweries will break ground on the HTBB home in August of 2013, in partnership with the Andrasik Family, and plan to finish in time for the family to be home for the holidays.

About Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity

Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry is an affiliate of Habitat International. Habitat builds houses in partnership with families in need, giving them hope to rise above discouraging, ever-increasing housing costs by giving them a home where they can build a life. The strength and foundation of a home can be the hope that transforms the life of a family.

About Community Funded

Community Funded is thrilled to be the fundraising and communication platform for the House that Beer Built. Community Funded is an online fundraising platform that allows individuals and organizations to create and share fundraising campaigns with an engaged community. Community Funded has the technology and platform to connect communities that support the House that Beer Built with ease to cause incredible impact for the Andrasik family and our community as a whole. This project sets precedent for using this model for future collaborative projects.

Besides donating and getting great rewards for your support, other ways to support this project include offering an in-kind reward by clicking “Offer a Reward” on the House that Beer Built” page and/or offering to cover an expense of the building house by clicking “Provide This” in the budget of the project.