Habitat for Humanity Metro Maryland and Lowe’s volunteers help families build strength and stability in celebration of Habitat’s National Women Build Week
More than 150 businesswomen, teachers, builders and community leaders from across Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties volunteered alongside Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers over the course of two weeks, helping local families build a decent and affordable place they can call home. This year, women from Montgomery & Prince George’s Counties raised over $70,000 in support of National Women Build Week and volunteered a total of 1,120 hours, helping to rehabilitate four homes in Prince George’s County. The work completed also supports “Home for the Holidays,” a nationwide initiative launched by Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity to work alongside 1,000 families to help them build or repair their homes by December.
Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week is a weeklong event created by its Women Build program that invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. The week is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women. Lowe’s donated $2 million to Habitat’s 2016 National Women Build Week and will provide the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers. The home improvement chain will also conduct how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills.
More than 300 Habitat for Humanity organizations across the country are hosting Women Build projects this year.