Hammers & High Heels 2024 Reaches Fundraising Milestone

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Hammers & High Heels 2024 Reaches Fundraising Milestone

July 1, 2024

Four women on the dance floor in dresses and Oz themed attire. Hammers & High Heels 2024

(Franklin, TN) [June 28, 2024] Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury is thrilled to announce the success of their 2024 Hammers & High Heels fundraiser, presented by Community Health Systems. The event, held on Saturday, May 18th, 2024, at The Factory at Franklin, surpassed all expectations, marking a significant milestone in raising $170,000 to build a home for a single mom. This is a record-breaking amount for the nonprofit, exceeding their original fundraising goal by $50,000. 

About The Event

With the theme “There’s No Place Like Home,” Hammers & High Heels welcomed guests with a yellow brick carpet, life-size Oz characters for photos, and hand-crafted gates welcoming you into the Emerald City. Hosted by former Pink Power Ranger, Catherine Sutherland, and Larissa Wohl, host and producer of Local On 2, the event showcased the heartwarming story of the Women Build family, Chasity Britton, and the pressing need for safe, affordable housing options in the community. Chasity is a Franklin native and mom of three who grew up living in Section 8 housing. All the money raised from the event will be used to build a home which Chasity will purchase with an affordable mortgage.  

This year’s event added a new “Friends of Habitat” section on the second level of Liberty Hall, made possible through a partnership with Jackson National. This addition allowed guests to mix, mingle, and enjoy exclusive amenities, including heavy hors d’oeuvres and access to the silent and live auction, all at a budget-friendly ticket cost. 

Libations flowed throughout the evening, with beer courtesy of Mill Creek Brewing Company and Curio Brewing, wine donated by Danica Patrick and Lynchburg Winery, and signature cocktails crafted by Papa Pillar. The energy was electric as attendees kicked off their ruby red heels and hit the dance floor, with Emerald Empire providing the perfect soundtrack for the night. 

The highlight of the evening was the live auction, featuring an array of items generously donated by The Nashville Predators, Pearce Bespoke, an exciting stay at Marriott Shoals, and more.   

“Thank you. There are not enough words for me to say how thankful I am… they [supporters] are giving me and my children a place to call home,” the future homeowner shared. 

Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury extends their heartfelt gratitude to all who contributed to the success of Hammers & High Heels, including the top sponsors Community Health Systems, Jackson National, and Gresham Smith.  

For more information about Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury programs and volunteer opportunities, please visit www.hfhwm.org 

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 more than 300 homes in Williamson and Maury Counties and continue to build 10-12 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. 

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Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The support of our generous partners helps make our vision a reality and has a huge impact in the lives of families.

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