Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley’s 3rd annual She Nailed It! Competition

She Nailed It

WHAT: Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley’s 3rd annual She Nailed It! Competition

WHEN: Tuesday, May 5 from 4 to 6 p.m.

WHERE: Renaissance Allentown Hotel , 12 N. 7th St., Allentown

Allentown, April 16, 2015 – Women in the Lehigh Valley will be competing in an action-packed ladies-only nail-hammering competition called the She Nailed It! Social and Competition on May 5 in support of the Women Build Initiative.

Teams of four will compete to see who can hammer home the cause! Each team member is tasked with hammering a nail as quickly as possible into a 2×4 wooden stud, and the team to hammer their nails the fastest will be named the 2015 She Nailed It! Champions. Team registration is open online at www.habitatlv.org until April 24. Each nail hammerer raises $250 in donations from friends and family, and all donations benefit a Women Build home in Easton for a hardworking, low-income family. The 2015 Champions will be awarded Golden Hammer Awards. Additionally, Habitat also will present an award to the top individual fundraiser and the top team fundraiser, and a Top Rookie Award will be given to the team with the fastest time among first-time teams.

Tickets are available for those interested in attending to watch and network. In addition to the adrenaline-pumping competition, the event will feature appetizers and desserts, as well as a chance to meet many other professional women in the Lehigh Valley. Tickets can be purchased on the Habitat Lehigh Valley website for $50.

A new highlight of this year’s event is the Playhouse Raffle. A beautiful 7.6′ L x 5.4′ W x 6.2′ H playhouse for young children was constructed, painted and decorated by CREW —  Commercial Real Estate Women  of the Lehigh Valley — and Habitat volunteers. It’s custom-made, and its all wood construction and real roofing material make it a quality playhouse that will last a long time. It is blue with white and green trim, featuring a front porch. The playhouse will be raffled at the She Nailed It! event. Tickets are currently being sold online at www.habitatlv.org and will be sold at the event. People do not have to be present at the event to win. Delivery options will be available to the winner.

Women Build is Habitat for Humanity’s initiative designed to recruit, educate and empower women to break stereotypes and fight poverty housing. Habitat Lehigh Valley’s Women Build Committee formed in 2012 and has successfully raised the full funding and volunteered on the construction site to build a house in South Bethlehem. Women Build is continuing its impact in the Lehigh Valley and is now raising funding to complete a home in Easton.

Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to provide affordable housing for hardworking low-income families. Homeowners commit to 250 hours of “sweat equity” to be eligible for a Habitat home.  Partner families repay a no-interest mortgage as part of Habitat’s philosophy of giving potential homeowners a “hand up” instead of a “hand out.”

Since 1989, Habitat has built and renovated more than 100 homes in the Lehigh Valley and dedicated its 100th home last year.  Contact Habitat Lehigh Valley at 610-776-7737 for additional information or explore its initiatives by visiting the website at www.habitatLV.org.

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