Women CAN build it!
Did you know that 75 percent of the 37 million Americans living in poverty are women and children? In an effort to alleviate poverty, Habitat for Humanity has created Women Build 2012. They have partnered with Lowe’s (a national building supply chain) to create opportunities for families whose head of households are women. Women Build challenges women from all walks of life to help eliminate poverty housing. Each May, during the days leading up to Mother’s Day, thousands of women volunteers join in to raise awareness and recruit more volunteers to accomplish their mission.
This year they hope to unite, empower, and educate women to build a better future. Through Women Build, women have the opportunity to volunteer in a nontraditional capacity with other women while gaining confidence and skills to lay bricks, pound nails, raise walls, and create hope while providing a better future for families in need of a safe, affordable place to grow.
Planned building dates are June 2, June 9, and June 16.
No Experience Necessary
Interested in joining in? No experience necessary. Individuals will train and work along other volunteers. It is an outstanding opportunity for beginners to work alongside seasoned professionals; a wonderful cooperative effort for the good of the community. Each woman volunteer will receive a Woman Build T shirt, hard hat, and tool belt as well as the joy of contributing to a great cause.
There are other ways to help out. Fundraising is a large part of the program and sponsorships are available. Anyone wishing to join in should contact Christine Bucknell, 440-564-5848 x104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . You can download the 2012 Women Build Volunteer Application and the 2012 Woman Build Sponsor Package here.
Habitat for Humanity is a 501 c 3 ecumenical Christian housing ministry, but is not a religious organization, whose mission is to work in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to provide needy families a foundation for a better future through home ownership, and to be a resource for assisting and encouraging responsible citizenship.
Community helping community is a beautiful thing!