Annual Hammers & High Heels gets axed

Online auction to support effort will kick off on Monday

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The coronavirus has taken another victim: the 10th annual Hammers & High Heels fundraiser has been cancelled for 2020. 

“Hammers & High Heels is such an impactful night,” said Jennee Galland, vice president of communications for Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury. “We were heartbroken to have to cancel it.” 

In March, the Habitat staff was forced to suspend all volunteer builds, including the 11th Women Build project, which is for dental hygienist Rebecca Lee and her 4-year-old son, Xavier.  

“The hardest part of the situation was that, for our Women Build future homeowner, her home was put on hold,” Galland said. 

Fortunately, corporate sponsors stepped up and have maintained their $32,000 support of the project. Lee will get her home, but not until fall. 

It costs $70,000 and a lot of volunteers to build a Habitat home. Hammers & High Heels would have put a large dent in the remaining $38,000 yet to be raised to make Lee’s dream of owning her own home become a reality. 

“We need you to help us reach that goal,” Galland said. 

A silent auction, traditionally a big part of the Hammers & High Heels fundraiser, will kick off at noon on Monday and run until 10 p.m. June 17.  

Go to https://cbo.io/bidapp/index.php?slug=hfhwm# to register to bid on fine jewelry, spa treatments, dining experiences, Pocono’s golf getaways, signed sports memorabilia, Atlantis vacations at Paradise Island in the Bahamas and much more and then bid often.  

After several months of confinement, a getaway could be a much-needed reprieve, and the donation will go toward helping a young mom who wants the best for her little boy.  

Those who don’t want to bid on items but would like to make a donation to the project may go to www.womentbuildtn.com and look for the donation tab at the top of the page. 

“Your donation can buy everything from a paint can to all the exterior doors of Rebecca’s house,” Galland said.

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