Habi­tat in­vites women to join Na­tional Women Build Week

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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 mser­vice1@com­cast.net.

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.

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