UPDATE 7/7/13: Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Join Habitat for their fund raiser to help out the Women’s Build. John Gallagher, General Manager and Vice President of the Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group, Habitat partner families, volunteers and staff will all be there. You should be too. All funds from the night go directly to build a home for a hard-working family through Habitat’s Women Build Program.

The silent auction items alone are worth the ticket price, so join the community for a night of fun and giving. Help Tracy Johnson enjoy the rest of her life in a habitat home. Tracy has endured poor health and medical issues and says she is “grateful for being alive.” Surrounded by her extended family, Tracy is just now returning to work part time at Harpeth Answering Services where she has been for the past four years.

Tracie has four children. Destiny, her oldest daughter, is 18 and graduated from Page High this May. Hope, her younger daughter, will be a senior this year at Fairview High and is spending her summer working on getting her driver’s license. Her two youngest are twins Joseph and Jacob. They are 14 years-old and going are going in to the 9th grade this August.

After spending several months getting her finances in order so she could be approved into the Homeownership program, Tracie is still in awe that she will be building her home this fall with the Women’s Build. She wants all of her new best friends to know how much she appreciates this opportunity. “I can’t think of the words to express how thankful I am for all of the wonderful women who are giving me the chance to give my kids something that seemed unattainable for a long time. I want them all to know that we love them, and we are looking forward to having a ‘normal’ life again,” said Tracie.

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The Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County’s Hammers and High Heels event, will be held on Thursday, July 18th at the Darrell Waltrip Honda Showroom. The soirée lasts from 4:30 to 6:30pm and will include food booths from several local restaurants, live music, drinks, and a large variety of silent auction items.  All funds from the night go directly to build a home for a hard-working family through Habitat’s Women Build Program.

Hammers-High-Heels-poster“We are excited about supporting the Hammers and High Heels event and Women Build”, said John Gallagher, General Manager and Vice President of the Darrell Waltrip Automotive Group.  “We’ve been longtime supporters of Habitat for Humanity and we couldn’t be more pleased to be partnering with them again on the Women Build Program.”

“The cost of building materials for a Habitat home is $70,000, and we count on events like Hammers and High Heels to help us reach that goal,” explained HFHWC’s Director of Development Kim Randell. “We can’t thank Darrell Waltrip enough for their generous donation and support to make this event a reality. We will have great food, music, and silent auction items that appeal both to the ladies and the men. It is a great way to have fun, while supporting your local Habitat.”

Tickets can be purchased online at womenbuild2013.eventbrite.com. The $25 admission charge includes two drink tickets.  Any tickets still available on the day of the event will be available at the door for $30. Anyone interested in helping with the Hammers and High Heels event or the Women Build, can contact Jennee Galland at jgalland@habitatwilliamson.org or 615-550-5617.

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