GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV)-There’s no place like home. Habitat for Humanity wants everyone to experience that feeling. The first week in May, Habitat for Humanity celebrates and empowers women through the Women Build Program across the country. The Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity is taking part in the Women Build again this year, which has attracted volunteers from across West Michigan. Since 1990, Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity has served more than 150 families and 700 individuals.
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Habitat offers a hand up rather than a hand out, where homeowners re-pay their mortgages over the course of 20-25 years. On average, Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity builds 5 homes per year, and completes 6 home repair projects annually. Looking to volunteer to help Habitat for Humanity? Youth must be 16 or older to work on the construction site. Children under 16 years of age may not be present on active construction sites for safety reasons. To volunteer in the ReStore, youth must be 14 years or older. Youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or someone the parent has given verbal or written consent to.