Harrisburg Beer Week donates $40,000 to Harrisburg River Rescue & Emergency Services

imageFrom Harrisburg Beer Week:

HARRISBURG — Harrisburg Beer Week organizers ​gathered Friday to

award $40,000 to its exclusive beneficiary, Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services, taking its total in four years to $125,000 ​for

the nonprofit emergency response team.

A check presentation took place at Broad Street Market, 1233 N. Third St., Harrisburg.

The donation was raised from proceeds from Harrisburg Beer Week, which ran April 20-29 2018. The 10-day annual event celebrates the local craft beer community while serving as a fundraiser for Harrisburg River Rescue.

“We’re so grateful for the support from this craft beer-loving community, the members of whom make Harrisburg Beer Week an impressive and imitable venture each year,” said Sara Bozich, Harrisburg Beer Week Co-Founder.

“Once again, our sponsors, participating breweries and venues, and local homebrewers impressed us with their generosity and ingenuity during this 10-day series, showcasing their abilities, products, and love for the greater Harrisburg area and its community,” Bozich said. “And of course it wouldn’t be without the help of the ever-thirsty customers and beer travelers who show up in droves to these events and buy these beers, all for the benefit of Harrisburg Beer Week and Harrisburg River Rescue.”

Harrisburg River Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non­profit, volunteer organization that provides community­ based, high quality, cost effective water rescue and emergency services for the residents of the south­central Pennsylvania region.

"We continue to be in awe of the outpour of support from the community during this annual event,” said Tony Reigle, Fundraising Chairman, Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services. “This support is critical to our organization's operational sustainability. It also allows our organization to remain equipped with up-to-date technology to better serve the surrounding community and the various missions that we have as well as focus on training our personnel to better handle those situations that are unique to the area."

Facts about Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services

  • HRRES was Pennsylvania's first water search and rescue organization. It is widely considered one of the best in and around the state.

  • A self-sufficient nonprofit, 100% volunteer organization, HRRES is not a funded entity of the City of Harrisburg or state of Pennsylvania.

  • HRRES lost their former station during Tropical Storm Lee while performing rescue operations.

  • Today, they're working hard to renovate a former HVAC warehouse to reduce response time and provide a much-needed modern training facility.

About Harrisburg Beer Week

Harrisburg Beer Week is a not-for-profit, collaborative grassroots effort focused on local craft beer advocacy through the development of a weeklong multi-venue celebration that encourages participation in craft beer-centric events, demonstrations and education. Harrisburg River Rescue and Emergency Services is the exclusive beneficiary of Harrisburg Beer Week.

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