Habitat, Lowe’s team up for ‘women build’ event

Published 3:00 am Thursday, April 20, 2017

Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity and longtime national partner Lowe’s are hosting “how-to” construction clinics for women volunteering during the 10th annual National Women Build Week. Taking place May 6 through 14, National Women Build Week encourages women to devote at least one day to helping families build a decent and affordable place they can call home in their local community.

“We look forward to working with Lowe’s for the 10th year of National Women Build Week and the opportunity to engage women in our work,” said Melissa Mikul, Board of Directors President of Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity. “We invite women of all skill levels to join us on the build site and take the clinics hosted by Lowe’s to learn valuable construction skills.”

Similar clinics are taking place across the country and are open to women interested in volunteering at a local Women Build site during National Women Build Week. A “How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools” will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Lowe’s in Troy.To sign up for the clinic, volunteers should contact Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity at troypikehabitatvolunteer@gmail.com

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Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008, and each year 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.

Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities, and hope. Troy-Pike Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating, and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.  Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.