Mason County Habitat for Humanity is looking for local women volunteers to join the affiliate in celebrating National Women Build Week by working one day on the current construction site on Saturday, May 2, 2009. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary. The event will take place at house #7 at 1207 Loving Street beginning at 8:00 am. Lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided.
The event is in recognition of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week, this year held May 2-May10. Developed through the partnership between Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity, National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing. The event is an initiative of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, underwritten by Lowe’s, which brings women from all walks of life together to learn construction skills and then use those skills to build simple, decent affordable houses.
Lowe’s is committing $875,000 to National Women Build Week, providing $5,000 grants and event support materials to 175 Habitat affiliates, including Mason County Habitat for Humanity.
The Mother’s Day timeframe was selected for its significance to many volunteers, as families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing: more than 12 million children – one in six — live in poverty housing in the United States alone. To date, women volunteers have built more than 1,400 Habitat houses nationwide. This is the first Women Build event for Mason County Habitat for Humanity...and the affiliate is truly fortunate and excited to be a participant!
For more information on how to participate in this special event or any other Mason County Habitat effort, contact the office at 325-347-9591, as the community joins together in Building Houses...Building Hope!