Habitat for Humanity’s sixth annual National Women Build Week

Date(s) - 05/11/2013
8:00 am


Pontotoc County-area women 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. Pontotoc County HFH will host a Women Build day on Saturday, May 11, 2013, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

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

To date, women volunteers have helped construct more than 2,100 Habitat houses nationwide. Locally, Pontotoc County Habitat has built more than five Women Build houses.

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.

No construction skills are necessary. To volunteer or donate to this project, please call 662-488-9090, or 662-296-6929, email bchfh@bellsouth.net or visit www.pchfh.org.
Visit www.habitat.org/wb for more information on National Women Build Week.

About Pontotoc County Habitat
Pontotoc County Habitat has been affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International since 1981 and has helped over forty families in need to move into affordable houses in the Pontotoc County area.
This will be the sixth year for Pontotoc County Habitat to participate in the National Women Build Week. This is just another way to serve the families in the Pontotoc County area and to build community among the citizens.

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company’s signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®, has donated more than $34 million to 7,500 K-12 public schools, benefiting more than 4 million schoolchildren. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together and the American Red Cross. In 2012, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $30 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more,visit Lowes.