Greater Reading Young Professionals select Habitat for Humanity of Berks County as next Community Cause.

The Greater Reading Young Professionals announced that Habitat for Humanity of Berks County will be the 2019-2020 community cause at an annual event hosted by the Berks County Community Foundation. Each year GRYP selects a community cause to support in the greater Reading community. This year selected Habitat for Humanity as the organization that will benefit from the funds raised over the next year because the organization is implementing a community project that will the greater Reading area a better place to live, work, and play and supports GRYP mission to attract, engage, and retain young professionals (and beyond) the area.

“GRYP is dedicated to revitalizing our community, by partnering with Habitat for Humanity through our community cause program we are addressing a critical need facing Reading; Affordable Housing.” said Lindsay Crist, GRYP President.

GRYP has set a fundraising goal of $25,000.00 to raise through the membership and the community at large. GRYP is also planning to host four major events that will benefit Habitat for Humanity. GRYP will also be participating in various Habitat volunteer projects, as we strive to not only support the organization philanthropically, but also through voluntarism.

In addition to GRYP’s dedication, Habitat fro Humanity will also have the added support from Customers Bank. “As a community bank and an active member of our community, our focus goes beyond providing financial services. Supporting organizations like GRYP and Habitat for Humanity of Berks County is critical to strengthening our community,” said Timothy D. Romig, Executive Vice President, Managing Director & Market President – Pennsylvania and New Jersey at Customers Bank. “We are committed to GRYP’s endeavor to support Habitat for Humanity. To help double the impact of GRYPs fundraising initiative, Customers Bank is issuing a fundraising matching challenge and will match the $25,000.00,” he announced.

“We are very excited to be working with both GRYP and Customers Bank over the next year to further our mission to provide hardworking families with a clean, affordable and decent place to live. The money raised through this partnership will go towards our Buttonwood Gateway Project,” said Tim Daley, Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director.

Watch for ways to get involved with GRYP’s efforts to support Habitat for Humanity over the next year!