Lowe’s hosts ‘how-to’ construction clinics for volunteers as part of Habitat for Humanity’s 10th National Women Build Week

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York 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 13, 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 Tammi Morris, Executive Director of York 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. Local clinics will be held at Lowe’s of West York at 1175 Carlisle Road, York, PA 17404 on the following dates:

How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools           Monday, May 8th       6:00 to 7:00 PM

How to Finish Interior with Paint and Trim          Wednesday, May 10th            6:00 to 7:00 PM

To sign up for the clinic(s), volunteers should contact Natasha Kukorlo at 717-854-6168,  ext 106.

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.

About York Habitat for Humanity

Funded mainly by private donations, York Habitat provides a “hand up, not a hand out” by offering qualified residents low or zero percent interest on a 30 year mortgage.  York Habitat for Humanity, celebrating more than 30 years serving York County, is a volunteer driven, Christian-based housing ministry that builds safe, decent, and affordable homes in partnership with local, lower-income people living in substandard housing conditions.  With the completion of York Habitat’s 120th home in early April of 2016, more than 500 men, women, and children will be living in Habitat Homes in York County.  Since 1985, York Habitat has created over $7.2 million worth of new or rehabilitated affordable housing, which generates more than $300,000 in tax revenue for York County.  Over 2,250 volunteers work with York Habitat annually.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

About Lowe’s in the Community

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. To learn more, visit Lowe’s Open House digital newsroom or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.

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