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Habitat for Humanity Kicks Off Virtual Event Activities Today for Hammers & High Heels

Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury Kicks Off Virtual Event Activities Today for Hammers & High Heels

Annual Fundraiser Launches Online Auction, Wine Pull and Social Photo Contest Before Virtual Songwriters Event on May 20th


Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) has launched their annual fundraiser today with online activities to include an Online Auction, a Wine Pull sponsored by Arrington Vineyards and a Social Media Photo Contest showing off their favorite high heel or hammer. The winners will be announced during their virtual event broadcast on Thursday, May 20th as the organization hosts a special program and songwriters’ night, A Night of Songs & Stories to benefit their Annual Women Build. The incredible lineup of performers for their 2021 Hammers & High Heels Event includes songwriters Brennen Leigh, Noel McKay and Tammy Rogers King of the SteelDrivers. The virtual broadcast event will take place online on May 20th from 7:00PM -8:00PM CDT and will once again be emceed by Dawn Davenport, Emmy award-winning sports broadcaster and co-host of the 3HL radio show on 104.5 The Zone. Patrons have become accustomed to enjoying Gray’s on Main signature cocktails as they enter the event space each year. To keep as close to tradition as possible, HFHWM will host a Facebook LIVE event on May 18th at 4:00pm from Gray’s on Main to teach virtual attendees how to make their own signature cocktails at home – the “Hammer” and the “High Heel.” This year’s future homeowner is single mother Searria Peoples and her four children. Searria has put in 200 hours of sweat equity on her home and the homes of others this spring; attended budget-coaching sessions, homeownership classes, and will save $3,000 in closing costs to be eligible to purchase her house with an affordable mortgage. Hammers & High Heels Virtual Fundraiser - “A Night of Songs & Stories” will benefit the Peoples family and this worthwhile cause. Silent auction registration is FREE, and bidding is open to the public. Virtual broadcast tickets are available for purchase for $20 and include access to the songwriters’ broadcast and full program. Additional add-ons, including dinner from Amerigo Italian Restaurant can also be purchased. All event information and tickets can be found at www.WomenBuildTN.com. Special thanks to our Platinum Sponsors Gresham Smith and Jackson National Life Insurance Company. Other sponsors include Censis, Schneider Electric, Fifth Third Bank, First Farmers, HCA, Pinnacle Bank, Southern Land Commercial Construction, SunTrust – Truist, Republic Bank, Ascend Federal Credit Union and Cool Springs International. Visit www.HFHwm.org for more information about the event or Habitat’s work in Williamson and Maury Counties.


About the Songwriters


Brennen Leigh

Brennen Leigh is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and mandolin player whose “to-the-point” storytelling style has elevated her to an a cult-type fan base in not only in the U.S. but Europe, Scandinavia and South America. Her songs have been recorded by Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Crowell, Sunny Sweeney, Charley Crockett, and many others.


Noel McKay

Noel McKay is a songwriter whose songs have taken him across the U.S. and all over the world. In 1993 he was discovered by songwriting legend Guy Clark while performing his songs at a venue in Kerrville, Texas. In the 2000s Noel had several regional hits across the state of Texas with his brother, Hollin McKay, in the band called the McKay Brothers. Noel McKay is a songwriter whose songs have taken him across the U.S. and all over the world. In 1993 he was discovered by songwriting legend Guy Clark while performing his songs at a venue in Kerrville, Texas. In the 2000s Noel had several regional hits across the state of Texas with his brother, Hollin McKay, in the band called the McKay Brothers.


Tammy Rogers King

Tammy Rogers King has enjoyed a long career in Nashville, moving in 1985 to finish college at Belmont University where she majored in violin performance. In 1990, she began her touring career with playing in Patty Loveless’ band. She has toured with artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Reba, the Dead Reckoners, and the SteelDrivers. She has recorded with many diverse artists including Wynonna, Buddy and Julie Miller, Matraca Berg, Keiran Kane, Kevin Welch, Pam Tillis, and many others. As a songwriter, she has had songs recorded by Terri Clark, Frances Black, and the SteelDrivers. As a member of the SteelDrivers, she is a Grammy winner and Four-time nominee.


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 253 homes in Williamson and Maury Counties and continue to build 12-14 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.

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