*Originally written by Paul Von Hagen who quit
As summer comes to an end, so does an IHB project very near and dear to me, our Hopping Hands program. For those who aren’t familiar, check out my original blog on the program here. TL;DR: the Hopping Hands Project was a program we ran from May-August where we released a new single-hop IPA each month, with the proceeds going to the WA State Veterans Conservation Corps. We managed to raise just over $2,000 over the course of the summer, and I want to thank each and every one of you who supported us and the VCC in this charity effort.
For a little more detail, here are some words from Jason Alves, Program Manager for the VCC: “The VCC works to support Washington’s Greatest Natural resources our natural spaces and our veterans. This donation will directly support in purchasing native plants and trees to support habitat and restoration projects on both the east and west side of the state. Having veterans then directly involved with the planting of these native plant species, these donated funds will give countless veterans an opportunity to connect with the natural spaces they call home. This connection and opportunity to be directly involved with restoration, means that many veterans can give back to the communities that have welcomed them home and supported them in their transition.”
I’m honored to work for a company where a small idea can turn into a full-fledged charity project in a short matter of time, and where so many coworkers jumped at the opportunity to help me bring this idea to fruition. I’m hoping that we can expand upon the program next summer and expand even further on our charitable reach.
God bless America, God bless our veterans, God bless this beautiful state, and GOD BLESS CRAFT BEER Y’ALL.