(WBNG) -- The Hillcrest Community Association is this week's winner of a two-thousand dollar grant from Upstate Shredding through Southern Tier Tuesdays.
The civic is a local organization, established in 1955, that provides community events and outreach opportunities with an overall mission to promote a positive and welcoming community.
Erin Micha, The Hillcrest Community Association's Secretary, explains why she's proud to be apart of the organization.
"I was born and raised in Binghamton and I can honestly tell you that there are not a lot of community's in our area where you feel like family," explained Micha, adding, "You just walk outside and everybody knows your name -- everybody's just friendly and you just feel like you are a family."
The Hillcrest Community Association will use the grant to help create a purpose structure at their civic's field off of Chenango Street.
The civic is gearing up for their summer programming events including CrestFest and Booster Days on June 4th and 5th where people can enjoy beer and wine tastings, tons of foods, and participate in tournaments.
To learn more about the Hillcrest Community Association, you can visit their website by clicking here.
Southern Tier Tuesdays is a philanthropic endeavor of Adam Weitsman, owner of Upstate Shredding, and his daughter, Clover. For more information or to nominate a Southern Tier non-profit go to southerntiertuesdays.com