Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s invite women to volunteer during National Women Build Week

May 8, 2015

Women to build homes nationwide in partnership with low-income families May 2-10

 

Hattiesburg, MS – Women in the Hattiesburg Area are invited to help address the need for affordable housing throughout the community during Habitat for Humanity’s eighth annual National Women Build Week. Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity is one of more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide hosting Women Build projects with support from Lowe’s, Habitat’s longtime partner in the event.

 

On May 9, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM, with lunch provided by Which-Wich at noon, local volunteers will help complete finish work on our new build at 207 North 23rd Avenue, Hattiesburg in partnership with low-income families.

 

National Women Build Week, held May 2-10, challenges women to devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing in their local communities. More than 62,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered in previous years.

 

 “We are excited to participate in National Women Build Week,” said Michael Pascarella, executive director of Hattiesburg Area Habitat. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family in need of better housing.”

 

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008, and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. This year, Lowe’s contributed nearly $2 million to National Women Build Week. Since its partnership began in 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 4,000 families improve their living conditions.

 

Lowe’s and Habitat invite men and women across America to help make the dream of homeownership a reality for a family in their community – no construction skills are necessary. To volunteer or donate to this project, call 601.582.4663 or email LBurnett@HattiesburgHabitat.org. For more information on National Women Build Week, visit Habitat.org/wb

 

About Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity

Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization committed to assisting families in need by providing  the life-changing opportunity of having simple, decent affordable housing in partnership with a team of enthusiastic volunteers and staff guided by Christian values.  Since 1990, our ministry has provided a hand-up, not a hand-out to families in the Hattiesburg Area.  Habitat volunteers build and repair houses in partnership with low-income families.  Upon completion, the families repay the cost of services through ZERO interest loans and at no profit to Hattiesburg Area Habitat.  For more information about how to get involved, visit www.hattiesburghabitat.org or call the Habitat office at 601-582-4663.

 

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

 

About Lowe’s in the Community

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects.  Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $200 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.

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