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HOUSTON – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and its employees, is pleased to announce its Young Professionals Committee (YPC) helped raise nearly $6,000 for CYCLE Houston and built over 500 bikes for children in need.

The Young Professionals Committee promotes the construction industry through student outreach, markets and manages ABC’s Scholarship Foundation, plans, and participates in community service projects, and above all, is an avenue for industry networking.

CYCLE Houston aims to improve literacy in Houston schools. Seventy-two percent of Texas students in the fourth grade have a below-proficient reading level, and CYCLE encourages children to be active physically and mentally, empowering them to improve their literacy and possibly break the cycle of poverty. Under the program, students set educational goals and if they reach them, they earn a bicycle.

“I had the pleasure of representing Oxford Builders at the CYCLE Bike Build with ABC Greater Houston,” said Katie Brannon, Business Development at Oxford Builders. “Not only did I build some bikes for some very deserving kids, but I got to bring my own two kids with me to share the experience with. Giving back is an amazing feeling, but when you get to show your children first-hand what that looks like and for them to feel the joy that comes with it as well, that is the true spirit of Christmas.”

To learn more about ABC Greater Houston and the Young Professionals Committee, visit www.abchouston.org.

ABOUT ABC
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members nationwide. Locally, ABC Greater Houston was founded in 1969, and today serves several hundred commercial and industrial contractors, suppliers and construction associates in the Greater Houston area. Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston represents the interests of merit shop contractors and its employees in the policy-making process of the government, protects and enhances the free enterprise system within the construction industry, and provides educational, marketing, and informational programs for the benefit of members and their employees.

The ABC Young Professionals Committee promotes the construction industry through student outreach, markets and manages ABC’s Scholarship Foundation, plans and participates in community service projects, and above all, is an avenue for industry networking.

Lauren Harrell
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Lauren Harrell is the Marketing Coordinator at Associated Builders and Contractors Greater of Greater Houston, a full-service trade association representing owners, general contractors, subcontractors, associates, and suppliers. Lauren develops and writes various content for ABC Greater Houston and Build Houston Magazine, manages digital media for ABC and its affiliate Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation (CMEF), markets and maintains the Build Houston Online website, manages the ABC Houston mobile app, and coordinates trade shows.
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