(Submitted by Habitat for Humanity)
Volunteers from several local organizations joined Habitat for Humanity of Wood County for Women Build activities last week.
National Women Build Week (NWBW) is a nationwide partnership with Lowe’s that supports Women Build programs in hundreds of communities across the nation. Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million this year to various Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
Volunteers from Women in the Wind, Rudolph Libbe Group, Wells Fargo, Danberry and State Rep. Theresa Gavarone participated in Women Build by working on the build site of a Habitat home in Walbridge. Calvary Lutheran, St. Paul’s United Methodist and St. John’s Lutheran churches provided lunches for the volunteers.
Future homeowner Danielle Bowles brought her sister and best friend to get involved with the construction of her new home.
“I feel so blessed that I was able to participate in Women Build and to have met so many other women by my side,” Bowles said. “It was amazing.”
As part of the NWBW grant, Habitat will be receiving money from Lowe’s to use for future builds in Wood County.
“Women Build educates, inspires and empowers women to advocate for decent housing,” said Clara Maynard, Community Outreach Director. “We are so appreciative of Lowe’s for supporting not only our affiliate, but affiliates across the nation through this amazing program.”
Since Habitat and Lowe’s created NWBW in 2008, the nationwide initiative has brought together more than 117,000 women volunteers to build or repair homes.
Habitat for Humanity of Wood County partners with people in Wood County, Ohio and all over the world
to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own
homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Since its inception, Habitat for Humanity of
Wood County has built 37 homes. For more information, visit wchabitat.org.