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Family gains a place to call home from Habitat for Humanity


October 14, 2017

Bethlehem, PA

Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley is dedicating a Bethlehem home to the Williams family, Terrance and his son James.

Terrance became a member of Habitat for Humanity in May 2017 and since then, he juggled a full time and a part time job, and cared for his young son while putting in his ‘sweat equity’ hours at Habitat for Humanity.

When a volunteer commits to 250 hours of ‘sweat equity’, he or she becomes eligible for a Habitat home.

Applying to the home ownership program was important for Terrance who currently resides with a friend in Allentown.

“Terrance has been one of the most motivated prospective homeowners we have ever seen. He worked overnight, would finish with his shift at 7 a.m. and be on the construction site by 8 a.m. His drive to better his life and that of his son is what propelled him to complete his 250 ‘sweat equity’ hours in only four months,” said Jessica Elliot, Habitat Lehigh Valley’s Director of Community Relations.

The Williams family’s Habitat home was funded through a donation from Sands Bethlehem, who made it possible to turn a previously owned Habitat house into a place Terrance and James can create a home.

A dedication ceremony for the Williams family will take place Oct. 14 at 9:30 a.m. at 1440 James St., Bethlehem.


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2017 Toast to Hope


Toast to Hope 2017
Date Announced:  Thursday November, 16 2017 at 6:00pm
Location: Hanover Grand Ball Room, Bethlehem, PA

Join us for a festive night of wine tasting and local food tasting as we “toast to the hope that everyone has a decent place to live!”

The evening features live music, a broad selection of premium wines, a variety of local restaurants providing free samples of their best food, a silent auction, the Fowler Award and a crowd of fun people.  Bring your friends for a great night for a great cause!

$75 per person for live music and delicious tastings all night!

To buy tickets online or sign up as a sponsor visit:  https://secure.acceptiva.com/?cst=ab3acd

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The House that Beer Built


What happens when Lehigh Valley breweries come together in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley?
Ten local Lehigh Valley breweries – Hijinx, Cave, Funk, Weyerbacher, Lost Tavern, Bonn Place, Two Rivers, The Colony Meadery, Fegleys Brew Works and Yergey – have each donated 300 free beer coupons to make up the event coupon book.  These books, which run from June 1 to December 31 2017, are available for $40 each.
Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley is currently pursuing its 114th permanent home built since 1989.  100% of the proceeds from the coupon book will go directly to helping Habitat achieve this goal.


To purchase your $40 coupon book choose between picking up the book at the Restore, our offices or a partner location. 


If you would like to pick up the coupon book at the ReStore in Whitehall, PA please visit the store and pay for the book at the cashier/ check out of the store. HABITAT RESTORE, 1053 Grape Street, Whitehall, PA 18052 610-776-7499  


You can pay with cash or credit card at the store. 


If you would like to order online you will have to pick-up the coupon book at the Habitat Office, 245 N. Graham St., Allentown during regular business hours.  To order on line:




Also, purchase the $40 books at these great partners: Hijinx, Hop Hill, Lost Tavern, Weyerbacher or The Colony Meadery.
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5th Annual She Nailed It! Social and Competition

Lehigh Valley Ledger

This year’s 5th annual She Nailed It! competition and fundraiser was hosted by Senator Lisa Boscola and Steph Wells from B104, who were joined by Executive Director Holly Edinger. Our signature event sponsors included Lowe’s, RCN, B104/WFMZ, QNB Bank, Jaindl Properties and American Bank.  Other event sponsors included, J.G. Petrucci Company, Inc., Liberty Property Trust, Buckno, Lisicky & Company, and New Tripoli Bank. The event followed in last year’s footsteps and was a great success for the Lehigh Valley community.

One hundred and sixty guests cheered on their favorite team to raise money for affordable housing and the construction of homes for future homebuyers in the Lehigh Valley. The hammers were flying as 19 relay teams of women were challenged to hammer four nails in the fastest time. Participating teams included Boyle Babes (Boyle Construction), The Polished Nails (MKSD Architects), Peoples Security, New Bethany Builders (New Bethany Ministries), Happily Hammered (Lafayette Ambassador Bank), Heavy Hitters (The Barn), Pneumatic Pnailers (The Barn), Hopeful Hammerers (The Barn), Thrivent Builds (Thrivent Financial),The Hammer Heads (PennCap Properties), Hammer Bees (B104), Jaindl Properties and American Bank Team, QUN Nail Busters (QNB Bank), The Restorer’ers (HFHLV ReStore Team), Habitat Family Hammerers (HFHLV Families), The Nail Biters (SCF Architects), Valley National Financial Group Team, The Pidcock Nail Breakers (The Pidcock Company), and the Moravian College Team.

Congratulations to the top three teams; the Pneumatic Pnailers (The Barn), Heavy Hitters (The Barn), and The Pidcock Nail Biters who helped to raise approximately $30,000!

Women Build: Beyond the monetary achievement, this event supported the National Women Build Week initiative that emphasizes and empowers female build crew contributions. In the United States, Habitat for Humanity has prioritized this week since 2012 and it has made a huge impact; raising enough funds to build homes in the Lehigh Valley.

Habitat for Humanity LV: To learn more about ways to get involved with events like She Nailed It! contact Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley on Facebook or by email (www.habitatlv.org). Thanks to all who participated, attended, and assisted with the event. If you missed it, get your hammer ready for next year!

For More Information about Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley or for questions/concerns, please contact Executive Director, Holly Edinger, holly@habitatlv.org or by phone at 610-776-7737 ext. 307.

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Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley partners with Promise Neighborhoods on their debut in Bethlehem

The Morning Call
May 16, 2016

Habitat for the Humanity of the Lehigh Valley has decided to partner with the Promise Neighborhoods of the Lehigh Valley on five new programs in south Bethlehem.

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WATCH: Women put on hard hats and pick up hammers this Mother’s Day weekend

May 8, 2016

Volunteers are picking up hammers and wearing hard hats to help others this Mother’s Day weekend. The project was organized by the Lehigh Valley chapter of Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is celebrating “National Women Build Week,” which is meant to highlight the specific challenges women who own homes face.

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WATCH: Habitat for Humanity’s 4th Annual “She Nailed It!” Competition

The Morning Call
May 3, 2016

Women compete in a nail-hammering competition at ArtsQuest’s Musikfest Cafe. The event raises funds to support Habitat’s mission.

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Local area teams prepare for Habitat for Humanity’s “She Nailed It!” Competition

April 13, 2016

Women in the Lehigh Valley are getting ready to pick up their hammers for the annual “She Nailed It!” competition to fight poverty housing. It’s happening on May 3rd at the ArtsQuest Musikfest Cafe in Bethlehem. Watch the WFMZ Morning team engage in a little friendly “preview competition!”

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More than $10,000 raised by local Habitat for Humanity polar plungers

The Morning Call
April 10, 2016

75 people, some dressed in creative costume — including a woman in a tutu and another wearing “The Cat In The Hat” hat — braved 40-degree water and intermittent snow to take part in a polar plunge at Dutch Springs in Lower Nazareth Township.”

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