Save the World Brewery Spotlights Highland Lakes Habitat for Humanity
MARBLE FALLS — Now that the Highland Lakes chapter of Habitat for Humanity has chosen its three lots to build three homes, the real work is about to begin.
To help, Dave and Quynh Rathkamp, the owners of Save the World Brewing Co., will present a donation to the organization at 5 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the brewery, 1510 Resource Parkway.
“We really want to try to highlight Habitat,” Quynh Rathkamp said. “After we do our presentation, we want to turn it over to them so they can tell everybody about it.”
The three new homes will be at the corner of Second Street and Avenue M in Marble Falls. Habitat officials are expected to introduce the families that will each own one of the new homes during the presentation.
The Rathkamps are very familiar with Habitat as they have spent time on Habitat projects themselves. Quynh Rathkamp noted volunteers don’t have to have a specific skill set for building a house to participate.
“That’s the beauty of Habitat,” she said. “Anybody with heart and desire can volunteer. I remember learning a lot of skills while volunteering with Habitat.”
The brewery is a popular gathering spot for people of all ages and backgrounds, which is who the Rathkamps hope will watch the presentation.
“On Fridays, it’s mostly our locals who come,” she said. “Those are the people we’re trying to reach out to to volunteer for this program. There’ll be a sign-up time for volunteers.”
The Rathkamps also have another reason to celebrate. When they give the check to Habitat officers, it will bring the brewery’s charitable donations to $50,000. The three nonprofits Save the World supports include Habitat, Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties that oversees the local Meals on Wheels, and Food for the Hungry, an international group that seeks to end all forms of human poverty.
“We want to focus on charities that meet human needs,” Quynh Rathkamp said. “Before we opened the brewery, we researched the charities we wanted to give. They have very good reports. We’re really thankful we’re able to highlight charities. We really want to highlight them as opportunities allow.”
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