Brewers lending hand to Habitat for Humanity

Brewers lending hand to Habitat for Humanity

MILWAUKEE -- Over the course of five days next week, Brewers Community Foundation, along with Ryan Braun and Habitat for Humanity, will build 10 new homes for Milwaukee families.

Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity's 2012 Build-A-Thon begins Monday, and a crew of approximately 250 volunteers contributing 8,000 volunteer hours will help build the new homes. Braun has lent his support to the cause through a $50,000 donation.

"The Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon is an excellent way for Brewers Community Foundation to carry out our mission," Cecelia Gore, executive director of Brewers Community Foundation, said in a press release. "We are proud to be involved in such an impactful week of hard work and tangible accomplishments."

Members of the Brewers' organization, including the Klement's Racing Sausages, and wives of several players and coaches, will be making special appearances at the build sites throughout the week,

As the build week draws to a close next Friday, there will be a "Brewers-style" tailgate at Hephatha Lutheran Church in Milwaukee's Amani neighborhood, where the houses also will be built. Braun also will participate in an on-field check presentation before the game that night against the Twins.

"We are thrilled about our new partnership with Ryan Braun and Brewers Community Foundation," said Brian Sonderman, MHFH executive director. "They are MHFH veterans and an important addition to our team of AmeriCorps members and local volunteers. As always, their support will be a significant help in serving our community and making this Build-A-Thon a success."