In 2019, GRYP partnered with Habitat for Humanity and the Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Berks to lend a helping hand in renovating a home in the Buttonwood Street project.

Our group of six volunteers from community-oriented businesses — like Customers Bank, Gage Personnel Services, and the Reading Public Museum — helped the contractors with clean-up projects from the basement to the attic. They even dug out dirt floors in the basement to create a safe and sturdy foundation for the newly renovated home. It was messy work, but our volunteers were excited to build something worthwhile for the community.

Their hard work paid off! Earlier this year, the house finally gained a new owner. Each new homeowner helps add a greater sense of stability to the neighborhood.

GRYP is looking forward to more opportunities in 2021 to support our community and create a better place to live, work, and play!