Once again, Habitat for Humanity-DeKalb was one of 300 affiliates that took part in Women Build sponsored by Lowe’s. On the day before Mother’s Day, over 20 women came together to help support the dream of home ownership for a Habitat family. The women worked on the Third Street home. They were able to complete two walls of siding on the soon to be new home.
“I have volunteered at Habitat for many years, but never swung a hammer until today! The day was so much fun and hard work. I especially loved that there was a female construction crew leader on site, ” said a one female volunteer.
Lowe’s has supported the Women Build program since 2004 and helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008. Each year, Lowe’s provides the help of Lowe’s Heroes 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 with Habitat began in 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million and helped more than 4,000 Habitat families improve their living conditions.
Women Build is Habitat for Humanity’s program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. This program brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide. Learn more about the history of Women Build.