THE SHIAWASSEE COUNTY Area Brewers Society (SCABS) presented its 2019 annual holiday donation in the amount of $500 to the local Shiawassee Welcome Home Veterans (WHV) organization. The local brew club, which was organized in 2008, brings together home brewers in the area who appreciate the renaissance of craft beer and the art of water, barley, yeast and hops.
The club takes much pride in being more than just a brew club. Prior year’s donations have included such local nonprofits as the Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Child Advocacy Center, Bryant School Back Pack program and Angel’s Hands.
“On behalf of the SCABS board and its members, we are proud to support the local efforts of the Welcome Home Veterans organization,” states current club president Eric Hildebrant. “We are thankful for the brave men and women who have served our country in allowing all of us to celebrate Independence Day, every day.”
Shown from left to right is SCABS President Eric Hildebrant, Vice President Dusty Nolph, club founder Greg Gerding, Secretary-Treasurer Lynne Gerding, and members Bruce Neil, Theron Burgess and Melissa McClain. Club member Mary Neil is presenting the club’s check to Welcome Home Veterans President Kim Bowen, who is flanked my WHV Board of Directors Brent Singer and Brooke Bowen, along with volunteer Jacob Sabaj.