Women Build is Habitat’s volunteer program for women who want to learn construction skills and make a difference by building homes and communities.
“Lowe’s is a national sponsor, and has been since 2003,” said Rosemary Poston, local Women Build coordinator. “They sponsor National Women Build Week. In 2009, they introduced it. And it’s always been the week leading up to Mother’s Day.”
Poston said it is important for women to know they do not have to have construction skills because training will be provided. Poston said Lowe’s held a training session last week and there will be another training session at 6 p.m. today behind the store in Wheelersburg.
“The manager there, Brian Clifford, has been really supportive and helpful throughout this project,” Poston said.
Women Build projects are regularly held across the United States and in more than 30 other countries. Those events have helped to construct more than 1,800 homes worldwide.
“The Women Build department of Habitat for Humanity International has one mission,” Poston said. “To empower women to take action against poverty housing conditions. The more people who can be trained to become effective volunteers, the better equipped we will be to fight poverty housing.”
Poston said Habitat is attempting to get women to express an interest. And she said they can call (740) 353-4993 for information, or HFH may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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