The Brew Haha food and beer festival raises funds and builds friendships to support Habitat for Humanity of Omaha.
The casual event, September 10th in Omaha’s Stinson Park, will offer more than 1,500 attendees unlimited food and brew tastings from more than 50 local restaurants and brewers. Guests can mingle and enjoy live music by Alive.
Revive blighted areas in Omaha
The non-profit Habitat for Humanity of Omaha works to eliminate substandard housing in Douglas and Washington counties.
Its primary focus is on blighted areas in North and South Omaha.
Core programs include new and rehabilitated buildings, roof and exterior repairs to owner-occupied homes, and the demolition of irreparable houses.
“Our programs strive to provide low- to moderate income families with the chance to achieve and maintain homeownership,” said Sarah Lopez of Habitat Omaha.
“We also work to improve the safety, appearance and value of neighborhoods.”
Community support is key
“Sponsors play a key role in growing Brew Haha attendance numbers,” she said. They help raise awareness of our work in the community and attract new volunteers and donors.”
Lopez said funds raised through corporate sponsorship of Brew Haha help pay construction costs of Habitat Omaha homes. Volunteers and prospective homeowners provide most of the labor.
“Corporate partners often go above and beyond donations,” Lopez said. “They send employees to building sites to help Habitat Family Partners complete their houses.”
Eyman supports Brew Haha
“We are lucky to live in a city of such great civic pride,” said Connie Eyman of Eyman Plumbing.
She said Habitat for Humanity is one of the agencies that put Omaha among the best American cities to live in.
“It’s important locally owned businesses like us support agencies like Habitat Omaha. They improve the health of the community,” Eyman said. “Habitat relies on volunteers and community generosity to continue its important work. Brew Haha is a big part of that.”
Brew Haha is from 5 to 9 p.m. September 10th in Stinson Park. A variety of tickets is available, including patron, individual and designated driver. For more information, the website is www.habitatomaha.org/brewhaha.