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Habitat for Humanity moves their Hammer & Ales Event online

Posted at 8:06 AM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 08:06:33-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Coming up on it's third year, The House that Beer Built fundraiser was looking to be very successful for Habitat for Humanity.

The non-profit teams up with local breweries to raise money to build a house for a deserving family in Buffalo.

The Hammer & Ales event had to be moved online this year due to the Coronavirus. Starting today, a digital auction goes live. People can place bids on items like Ellicottville stay-cations and Yankees tickets.

"You know you can buy something that you are looking forward to, and all the money stays local," Stephanie Lawson, Development and Communications Manager for Habitat for Humanity said.

The Habitat for Humanity team and volunteers from local breweries already started the groundwork for a house at 204 Woodlawn Avenue in Buffalo. They hope they can raise enough money to finish the project after this pandemic is over. It costs $80,000 to build a house and they hope to raise $15,000 from the online auction.

The auction starts at 3pm on April 22nd and ends Friday night at 8.