, April 6, 2017
– Habitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming and two future Habitat homeowners, Rachel House and Sabrina Hurst, will work alongside Lowe’s volunteers and all-female construction crews for Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week
, May 6-14. Habitat’s National Women Build Week invites women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.
More than 17,000 women, including Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, are expected to volunteer at construction sites across the country as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week.
“We are delighted by the response from local women who want to participate in our local Women Build event in support of Rachel and Sabrina as they achieve their dream of homeownership. This positive response certainly reflects our community’s willingness to offer a hand up to families in need,” stated Heidi Maldoon, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming.
In Casper, volunteers will work to bring a Habitat home for Rachel and her preschool age twins closer to its anticipated completion and occupancy early this summer. In addition, volunteers will be able to participate in building a Habitat home at the beginning of construction for Sabrina and her two children.Lowe’s
helped launch National Women Build Week
in 2008 to empower women to advocate for affordable housing and spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by many. Each year, Lowe’s provides the support of their employee volunteers, Lowe’s Heroes, and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills so they can feel equipped to take part in the builds. Lowe’s Heroes will be among more than 50 volunteers joining to help build decent, affordable housing in the Casper area as part of National Women Build Week.
“Through our partnership with Habitat and support of National Women Build Week, Lowe’s empowers women to get involved in their communities, learn construction skills and make a meaningful impact,” said James Frison, Lowe’s director of community relations. “We’re grateful to all the women in Casper who will volunteer this week to help build and repair decent and affordable housing.”
Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million to this year’s National Women Build Week, including a $5,000 store gift card toHabitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming. Since 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat’s mission and helped more than 6,500 families improve their living conditions.
Habitat’s first Women Build event was held in 1998. Since then, all-women construction crews have helped build more than 2,500 homes in partnership with families.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program and to learn about Women Build events in communities across the U.S. year-round, visit Habitat.org/wb