Last weekend our Habitat Young Professionals (HYP) group participated in a litter cleanup event at Seattle’s Gas Works Park. In partnership with Puget Soundkeeper, a local grassroots organization focused on protecting the marine environment of Puget Sound, the HYP group was part of an “International Coastal Cleanup” event. This is the second time HYP has worked with Puget Soundkeeper, having previously taken part in a beach cleanup with the organization earlier this year as a part of the Martin Luther King Day of Service.
Four volunteers and HYP president (and Habitat Board member) Damon Tsai participated. During the afternoon they collected over 10 pounds of trash!
“The clean-up was a great opportunity for Habitat to get back out in the community and do something meaningful. Since the pandemic started, maintaining our connections with our community has been challenging. Thankfully, we were able to make a positive impact in the community by doing this beach clean-up!”Cassie Sadenwater
HYP is a growing group of community-minded, young professionals who help build a better world through fundraising, volunteering, social network events, and community involvement. Since 2008, HYP Seattle has helped dozens of fun and meaningful volunteer opportunities for hundreds of local young professionals. In fact, as a group, HYP has so far helped build over 30 homes in King County! HYP’s monthly builds and happy hours are a great way for young professionals to do good while having fun. Come see for yourself – send an email to HYP@HabitatSKC.org.