Following a summer-long campaign, Bryson in Leander is donating $10,000 to HomeAid Austin and Hill Country Community Ministries.
The money — raised during the Building Hope Project — will be split between the two charities.
“Going into the summer, we wanted to do something that would support the local community and could think of nothing better than raising money for local charities that serve the underprivileged,” said Tommy Tucker, General Manager of Bryson. “Homelessness and food insecurity are real issues in the Austin area right now and we are grateful to be in a position to help.”
Through the Building Hope Project, money was donated for each new home sold during June, July and August. The campaign web page was updated weekly to show the amount of money raised.
“We always love to see people choosing to buy a new home in Bryson, but this summer was especially fun watching not just the home sales number tick up, but also the amount to be donated,” Tucker said. “We were hoping to reach the $10,000 mark and we did.”
The mission of HomeAid Austin is to help people experiencing — or at risk of — homelessness. Efforts include housing and community outreach and serving as a liaison between homeless-care providers and builders and tradespeople who make in-kind donations of building materials, labor and cash donations.
Earlier this year, HomeAid Austin received $100,000 after the sale of a Benefit Home in Bryson presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Austin. The lot for the home was fully donated by Bryson developer Johnson Development.
Hill Country Community Ministries (HCCM) is a coalition of churches assisted by area organizations, businesses and concerned individuals that provides food, clothing and other assistance for people in crisis and those living in poverty in southwest Williamson and northwest Travis counties. Toward this end, HCCM operates both a food pantry and thrift store.