Ladies, April 30 to May 8 is National Women Build Week. It’s time to pick up a hammer, learn some new skills and volunteer to help Build 1000 Homes with Lowe’s for Habitat for Humanity. I want you to join the movement!
I spent one glorious evening at my neighborhood Lowe’s Home Improvement store with about 70 women volunteers building frames for homes for Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia. It was fabulous fun using power tools, meeting new friends and most importantly serving a tremendous cause building affordable housing.
Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity have an important and honorable goal to build 1000 homes so 1,000 families will have safe, stable homes by the holidays.
Quality affordable housing is a critical need in communities across America from rural towns to urban landscapes. You can join thousands of women across the country volunteering during Habitat’s National Women Build Week and help families in your local community have a decent place to call home. Lowe’s stores across the 10 states are holding events using their stores as Habitat home building sites. Lowe’s employees and expert builders are there to help you.
Here’s what you can do to get involved with the 1000 homes effort:
- Visit your local Lowe’s and volunteer.
- Contact Habitat for Humanity to volunteer.
- Make a donation to Habitat for Humanity.
- Post your pictures volunteering using the #1000homes
- Get your job, church, organization or neighborhood to volunteer.
- You don’t need construction skills and you don’t have to use a hammer – Lowe’s employees and Habitat expert volunteers will be there to help you.
Lowe’s Heroes and Habitat volunteers working together to build 1000homes by the holidays for families.
Here’s what you need to know:
- 300 Habitat locations will host National Women Build Week activities this year.
- 17,000 women build with 650 families during Habitat’s National Women Build Week.
- National Women’s Build Week projects will include new home construction and home revitalization projects.
- Only qualified applicants who go through a rigorous approval process and complete 200-300 hours of sweat equity are allowed to purchase Habitat for Humanity homes.
Learning new skills while volunteering – It was a great night.
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 and it has grown into a global nonprofit housing organization serving nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries.
People and organizations partner with Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable housing in their own communities. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.
About Lowe’s Community Commitment
Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects.
Lowe’s and Habitat will host 10 Girls’ Night Out events in regions across the U.S.: Atlanta, Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego and Seattle-Tacoma.
Lowe’s has supported Habitat’s Women Build program since 2004 and has contributed $2 million to this year’s event as well as thousands of employee volunteers better known as “Lowe’s Heroes”.
I hope you are inspired to join this worthy effort in your community to help 1000 Families have a home in time for the holidays.
Don’t forget to share with #1000homes on social media.
Also, visit habitat.org, to learn more.
Lowe’s provided renumeration for my promoting the event I just wrote about. I have written my honest opinion about how much I enjoyed and believe in this cause and would have been willing to participate without anything in return.
Until next time …