Loveland (April 26, 2017) – Loveland Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s celebrate two weeks of Women Build, May 2 – May 13, 2017, as part of the 10th annual National Women Build Week. Loveland Habitat is one of 300 Habitat organizations nationwide hosting Women Build projects during the week with support from Lowe’s, a longtime partner in the event.
From May 2 thru May 13, local women volunteers will work on Habitat for Humanity homes, currently under construction in Sierra Valley. Participants in Women Build donate $100 per participant to help build, and all funds raised are used to help pay for construction materials and supplies needed to build.
“Women Build is a great opportunity for us to bring women together to help us build homes, and learn more about our program and the families we serve. We could not build without the support of the Loveland community, and this is just one way that we’re able to build, raise money and have a lot of fun.” said Cindi Werner, Executive Director of Loveland Habitat for Humanity.
Loveland Habitat has a quadplex and single family home under construction now, and will break ground on an additional 3 single family homes this summer. Homes are built by volunteers, working side-by-side with the family’s that will eventually purchase the home.
National Women Build Week brings together women to devote at least one day to building decent and affordable housing in their local communities. Nearly 100,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered in previous years.
Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008. Each year, the company provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes 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 6,500 families improve their living conditions.
Loveland Habitat builds strengths, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. The agency has built more than 130 homes in Loveland over the past 30 years, and is currently building new homes in the Sierra Valley subdivision. For more information about Loveland Habitat, homeownership and volunteer opportunities, please call (970)669-9769.
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 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 more than $250 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.
If you’d like to more information about Loveland Habitat’s Women Build event, contact Vince Deely at firstname.lastname@example.org. To volunteer on the construction site contact Chris Zwakenberg at Chris@lovelandhabitat.org. Or to volunteer at the Habitat ReStore, contact Amy Zander at Amy@lovelandhabitat.org.