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Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County and Lowe’s invite women to volunteer during National Women Build Week

woman 300x165 Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County and Lowe’s invite women to volunteer during National Women Build WeekWomen in the Ventura County area are invited to grab their hammers and volunteer during Habitat for Humanity’s sixth annual National Women Build Week. During the week of May 4-12, more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide will host women build projects in partnership with Lowe’s, the underwriter of Habitat’s Women Build program.

National Women Build Week challenges women to come together and devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing in their local communities. More than 41,000 women volunteers from all 50 states have participated in previous years. To date, women volunteers have helped construct more than 2,100 Habitat houses nationwide. Locally, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County has built more than 56 Habitat houses and participated in the Lowe’s Women Build program since 2005.

“We are so excited to participate in National Women Build Week,” said Steve Dwyer, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family in need.”

Lowe’s contributes more than $1.75 million to National Women Build Week and provides $5,000 Lowe’s gift cards to more than 300 participating affiliates.  National Women Build Week is one of the major initiatives supported through Lowe’s five-year, $20 million pledge to Habitat. As the underwriter of the Women Build program since 2004, Lowe’s also conducts “How-To” clinics at local stores to teach women key construction skills that will empower them to support Habitat projects across the country.

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County Women Build Day – Saturday, May 11

  • Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County invites women volunteers from all walks of life to participate in Women Build 2013 in Santa Paula. Construction Site Volunteers must be 16 or older to participate. All construction materials, equipment, and instruction will be provided by HFHVC.  No construction skills are necessary.
  • On Saturday, May 11 from 8:00am – 3:00pm, more than 50 women will accept the challenge to help build simple, decent houses, in partnership with future habitat homeowners and an amazing group of committed, caring women.
  • To volunteer on May 11th or donate to the Ventura County Women Build, please visitwww.hfhvcwomenbuild2013.eventbrite.com/.

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