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Habitat for Humanity To Host 13th Annual “Hammers and High Heels” Women Build Fundraiser

Event to Take Place on May 13th, 2022 at The Factory in Franklin from 6:30pm - 11:00pm


Franklin, TN – March 7, 2022 -- Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) announces the 2022 Women Build “Hammers and High Heels” fundraising event will take place on Friday, May 13, 2022 at The Factory in Franklin (230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064) from 6:30PM -11:00PM CST. The event is presented by Fluid Pay.

Guests will start the night off with handcrafted cocktails provided from O’ Be Joyful and enjoy a fabulous plated dinner by MAFIAoZA’s. Later the popular, high-energy party band, “Burning Las Vegas,” will take the stage for special entertainment that spans all genres, decades and ages. The fundraiser will also feature an incredible silent auction featuring trips, unique memorabilia, items from Franklin’s finest retailers, and much more. Emmy award-winning sports broadcaster, sideline reporter and co-host of the 3HL radio show, The Zone, Dawn Davenport, will once again host the event.


Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program empowers women to take the hammer and take the lead to help local families in need build and purchase safe, affordable housing. The festive event, Hammers & High Heels, is HFHWM’s largest fundraiser, bringing 400 people together to raise the $70,000 needed for the “bricks and sticks” of this home. Habitat for Humanity has built over 290 homes in Williamson and Maury Counties and continues to build 10-16 new homes per year.


Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program empowers women to take the hammer and take the lead to help local families in need build and purchase safe, affordable housing. The festive event, Hammers & High Heels, is HFHWM’s largest fundraiser, bringing 400 people together to raise the $70,000 needed for the “bricks and sticks” of this home. Habitat for Humanity has built over 290 homes in Williamson and Maury Counties and continues to build 10-16 new homes per year.

This year’s Women Build Partner Family is Linda Lemus and her two children, son Isaiah (11) and daughter Mia (8). Linda works at Walgreens in cosmetics, but strives to achieve her dream of opening a California-inspired food business. In her spare time, Linda loves hiking, teaching her daughter to cook, and making memories together as a family.


Linda is looking forward to the independence of homeownership and finally being able to host holidays and family gatherings.


While she says that budget coaching has been the most challenging part of the homeownership program, she also admits that it has also been the aspect she has enjoyed the most.


“Habitat for Humanity does so much to help me prepare to buy my house,” said Linda Lemus. “I am grateful and thankful for the time they (sponsors and volunteers) are putting into my future.”


Over the next few months, Linda will complete 200 hours of “sweat equity,” saving $2,000 in closing costs, and will then be eligible to purchase her house with an affordable mortgage.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available by contacting April Kiser at akiser@hfhwm.org or 615-550-5682. Tables ($1,000) and half tables ($500) are on sale now at www.WomenBuildTN.com.

Special thanks to our top sponsors: Fluid Pay, Community Health Systems, Darrell Waltrip Honda, Goodall Homes, Gresham Smith, Jackson, Fifth Third Bank, First Farmers, Schneider Electric, and Truist.

Visit www.HFHwm.org for more information about Habitat for Humanity’s work in Williamson and Maury Counties.

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About Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury

Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) was fully incorporated as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International on December 5, 1992. We have built over 290 homes in Williamson and Maury Counties and continue to build 10-16 new homes per year. Home construction, critical repair, and neighborhood development services are funded through tax-deductible financial contributions; in-kind donations from local businesses, churches, civic organizations, and individuals; and profits generated from our affiliate's ReStore.

Homes built by Habitat are not given away, and partner families must complete a homebuyer's education program and earn at least 200 hours of "sweat equity" by working on their home and the homes of others. After a thorough qualification process, applicants are selected based on three criteria: the need for affordable housing, the ability to pay the mortgage, and the willingness to partner. Completed homes are SOLD with an affordable mortgage to the families, helping build strength, stability, and independence to build a better life.

For more information about our homeownership program, volunteering, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.hfhwm.org.



Media Contacts:

Tresa Halbrooks, LEGACY PR & Events

615-669-6058 | Tresa@Legacy-PR.com


Bree DeMoss, Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury

615-550-5614 or bdemoss@hfhwm.org


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