April 30 – May 8 marks the 9th annual Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week. National Women Build Week is a nationwide initiative of Habitat’s Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe’s. Women Build is about empowering women and providing them opportunities to learn and use construction skills while inspiring them to advocate for decent and affordable homeownership in their communities.
More than 17,000 women across the U.S. will volunteer at construction sites in 300 communities to build and repair 650 homes. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) will have three build days: Wednesday, May 4; Friday, May 6 (sold out); and Saturday, May 7. There are slots for a total of 60 participants to work on our two new homes in Alexandria and help us raise $15,000 to support our efforts to provide local, lower-income families with a “hand up” to affordable homeownership.
We are anticipating a great group of women on site. If you would like to participate, reserve your spot now with a $250 donation. (Men are welcome too!) All participants must be 16 and older. If you are interested in sponsoring or serving lunch for the participants, contact Shiree Skinner, Director of Resource Development at email@example.com.