Best Hammers of Justice

Austin Pride Build 2007

If you had a hammer, would you hammer in the morning? Would you hammer in the evening? All over this land? Well, Austin Pride Build could sure use your hammer to help raise the roof of a house that they are building for a nice local grandmother named Marta, in hopes of moving her in by the holidays. There's even a blog charting their progress: Partnered with Habitat for Humanity and the Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and led by local go-getter Bettie Naylor, Austin Pride Build is a diverse effort to bring together Austin's LGBT community to address, in a very direct way, the affordable-housing crisis that faces all of us and to reach out to the larger community, outside of the boundaries of imaginary social divisions like class, race, and sexual orientation. After all, anyone can join in and swing a hammer. How about you?

Austin Habitat for Humanity
500 W. Ben White, 512/478-2165

Austin Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 49216, 512/761-5428

Bettie Naylor's Office
1122 Colorado, 512/472-3000

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