The Hammers and Heels build began this August, and you can be a part of it by donating or volunteering with a group of your friends, family, or colleagues. You can learn new skills, work alongside other hard-working women, and help make a difference in the life of a hard-working family.
Beginning in 2005, women have worked together on 11 house builds in Des Moines. In 2018, they will build the 12th Women Build home in our community.
The future homeowners of this year’s Women Build are Van & Thiang (pictured below at the wall-raising). Van and Thiang were both born in Burma. They met and started their family there, but moved to Malaysia for a time before resettling in the United States in 2013. They have three sons; David (12), Joseph (7), and Daniel (3).
Van and Thiang’s family enjoys spending time together on the weekends, going to church every Sunday, and having picnics in the park with friends. They are eager for the freedom that homeownership will provide and will enjoy hosting gatherings in their new home. For them, paying rent felt like throwing money in the trash and they are very excited for the opportunity to invest in themselves and their family through their monthly mortgage payments.
Thank you to this year’s generous supporters!
Gannon Roofing Supply
Homes with Nora
Iowa State Bank
Koch Facial Plastic Surgery & Spa
Michael and Bev Hutney
Packaging Distribution Services, Inc
William C. Knapp Charitable Foundation
You can participate by joining a Women Build team. E-mail Jenna Ekstrom at email@example.com for information.
Making a donation to the Women Build creates an affordable homeownership opportunity for a hard working family in Des Moines.donate
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For more information about Hammers & Heels Build, contact Jenna Ekstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tem & Lia
“This is our house, this is our home and it will make our lives better. We are thankful for Habitat in helping us buy a house.”
“As a homeowner, I will feel confidence. I will be powerful. I will be able to take care of my kids and help them be successful.”