National Women Build Week 2018

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Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week is an annual weeklong event created by Habitat’s Women Build program in partnership with Lowe’s. The program invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through shelter. The week is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women.

National Women Build Week is held the week leading up to Mother’s Day with Lowe’s generously donating nearly $2 million dollars and volunteer support. Hosting the event during this week reinforces the message that every woman can make a difference through learning and using construction skills. More than 98,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered at the nine previous National Women Build Week events.

In addition to the financial and volunteer support, local Habitat organizations and Lowe’s offer how-to clinics to help prepare volunteers for the build site. Here are a few ways that you can get involved and make a difference locally: 

  1. Attend Habitat’s Hand & Power Tool Class led by Lowe’s | May 2, 2018 at 6 p.m.
  2. Volunteer on the Women Build construction site | May 12, 2018 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 
  3. Support Cedar Valley Habitat for Humanity by giving a monetary donation to support Women Build.