April 28, 2016
On April 22, Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury held its sixth annual Hammers and High Heels Women Build fundraiser at the at The Factory, 230 Franklin Road, in Franklin, TN from 6:00 – 9:00 pm CDT. The event featured live music from 18-piece Clearview Jazz Orchestra, great food from several high-profile vendors, beverages, and a Silent Auction with over 100 items that includes guitars signed by Christian Artist Michael W. Smith and Country Superstar Brad Paisley.
Over $27,000 was raised from the fundraiser to go toward the purchase of building materials needed for organization’s seventh annual Women Build home. Single mother Anyiir Aguto and her family will help build the home and will purchase it with a zero-interest mortgage in June.
Anyiir came to the United States from the Sudan as a refugee of war. She is delighted to be able to buy a home where she can raise her two beautiful daughters, Atong (12) and Ayen (11). The actual building of the home will take place from April 2nd through June 4th, and most of the volunteers building the home will be women.
“We would like to thank all the sponsors, donors, and attendees that made this year’s event our most successful,” notes Habitat Williamson Director of Communications Jennee Galland. “We had amazing food from TomKats Catering, Sopapillas, Papa C Pies, Taziki Mediterranean Cafe, Music City Brisket, The Coffee House @ Second and Bridge, Ellie’s Old Fashioned Doughnuts, and Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and great music from the Clearview Jazz Orchestra. Thanks to our sponsors Nissan, Avenue Bank, Kroger, Doster Construction, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Staffing Technologies, Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, Jim and Amy Keffer, and Chip Kerr, Realtor and our in-kind donors, Westside Wine and Spirits, Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Cheryl’s Flowers & Gifts, H. Clark Distillery, ONEHope Wine, Perfect Party Pix, Pepsi Bottling Company, Sarah Bailey Photography and all the companies who gave generously to our silent auction, every dollar raised goes to straight to support our Women Build home.
Anyiir is counting down the days until she can move into her new affordable home. “I am so grateful for those that are sponsoring my home,” she remarks. “There have been so many people that have helped me and my family along the way, and I will never forget a single act of kindness towards me. This will change our lives forever.”