Local volunteers help build housing for National Women Build Week

Habitat’s National Women Build program recruits, educates and inspires women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable homes in their communities.

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More than 13,000 volunteers are expected to partner with 300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country to help build affordable housing in their local communities for National Women Build Week, May 3-11. Now in its seventh year, National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing.

In Grand Rapids on Friday, May 9, 15 volunteers, including Wyoming City Councilwoman Joanne Voorhees and Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers will work on the Craig family’s new home. Lowe’s has also offered in-store how-to clinics where volunteers learned construction skills in preparation for thebuild event.With a contribution of $1.75 million to National Women Build Week, Lowe’s will provide a $5,000 gift card to more than 300 participating affiliates. For information on how  volunteer opportunities, click on Volunteer Hub. To schedule a volunteer group, please contact Emma: 616-588-5240, ewagenvelt@habitatkent.org

WHAT: 15 volunteers build home for local family in recognition of National Women Build Week

WHEN: Friday, May 9
8:30 a.m. Construction begins
11 a.m. Remarks by Wyoming City Councilwoman Joanne Voorhees and others
4 p.m. Construction ends

WHERE: 1214 Rathbone St. SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Take Chicago Drive west one block from Godfrey Avenue, turn north (right) on Nagel Avenue and then left (west) on Rathbone Street. The house will be on the left.

About Habitat for Humanity of Kent County
Established in 1983, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County is committed to the mission of “serving God, building hope and transforming lives through neighborhood revitalization and homeownership for families who otherwise could not afford a home of their own.” Habitat Kent has partnered with more than 400 families in its three-decade history and recently completed a Women Build home at 1046 Rathbone St. SW

 

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