Habitat invites women to join National Women Build Week
CENTREVILLE — Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s invite women to build alongside future homeowners during the 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6 through 14. Tuckahoe Habitat is one of 300 Habitat organizations nationwide hosting Women Build projects during the week with support from Lowe’s, a longtime partner in the event.
On May 6, 11 and 13 local volunteers will be working on two separate homes and one rehab in partnership with future homeowners. The group will be working on a home on Little Kidwell in Centreville on May 13.
National Women Build Week brings together women to devote at least one day to building decent and affordable housing in their local communities. Nearly 100,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered in previous years.
“We are excited to participate in the 10th annual National Women Build Week,” said Bill Clemens, executive director of Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family build a decent and affordable place they can call home, and we are grateful to Lowe’s for their financial and volunteer support.”
Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008. Each year, the company provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes volunteers and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. This year, Lowe’s contributed nearly $2 million to National Women Build Week.
Since its partnership began in 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 6,500 families improve their living conditions.
Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing organization started in 1994, dedicated to building simple, decent, affordable homes, and to repairing and upgrading homes for low-income families in Caroline and Queen Anne’s Counties, in partnership with churches, organizations, citizens and business communities.
It has completed 16 new homes thus far, and number 17 will be finished in fall 2017.
No construction skills are necessary to participate in this year’s project. To volunteer or donate, call 410-479-9200 or email email@example.com.
For more information on National Women Build Week, visit www.Habitat.org/wb.
Women from the National Women Build Week in 2015 work on putting up a wall for a home.