Boone County residents, Habitat for Humanity volunteers and brewery enthusiasts gathered Aug. 30 to dedicate “The House that Beer Built” to its new owner, Sarah Burns, and her daughter, Hazel Burns. “The House that Beer Built” was one of Boone County Habitat for Humanity’s three campaigns in 2018. Burns is the event coordinator for the Town of Whitestown and a single mom who was struggling to find housing for her family. The home was built with the help of local breweries. The campaign gave local restaurants and breweries the opportunity to host fundraising events, with beer sales helping fund the now-finished Whitestown home.
“The kindness I have encountered in this organization has been life-changing for me,” Burns said. “It’s a turning point in my life.”