Wine and women come together to help build a Nampa home for Habitat for Humanity

Posted at 6:43 PM, Oct 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-22 20:43:39-04

From white to red, Canyon County Habitat for Humanity is taking advantage of Snake River Wine Country to raise money to build a home for a family in need. The Hammer and Heels fundraiser lets women from all over the Treasure Valley experience Idaho wine country for a good cause. 
"A lot of people don't know about the Snake River Valley wine area," explained Roxy Feller of Canyon County Habitat for Humanity. "I just thought it would be kind of fun to involve ladies and raise money and make a difference in people's lives." 

Weeks ago, Canyon County Habitat for Humanity broke ground on a home for a single mother and her three children in Nampa. They want to have a home finished in time for the holidays and they hope to raise $5,000. On Sunday, over 30 women not only tasted the best wine Idaho has to offer but helped make that dream become reality.  

"I met the family today that is the recipient of this home, what an amazing family, they are so deserving," said Gina Beets who donated to Hammer and Heels.  

Participants of the fundraiser paid $85 for an all-inclusive trip to three different wineries.They also received gifts worth over $300 and were also given the opportunity to become a member of the hammer and heels club to take part in future fun fundraisers. With their hammers, the women will help nail in the future for the community.

"What habit does is build homes so these families can have a more stable life a more stable upbringing. We don't give a handout, we give a hand up," said Feller.