York Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s invite women to join Habitat’s 10th annual National Women Build Week

 

Thousands of volunteers to build homes nationwide alongside future homeowners May 6 through 13

York Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s invite women to build alongside future homeowners during the 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6 through 13. York Habitat for Humanity 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.

On Four Days, Saturday, May 6th, Tuesday, May 9th, Thursday, May 11th and Saturday, May 13th local volunteers will be working on York Habitat’s latest new home build at 2296 Brougher Lane, York, 17408. Sign up Now for the 2017 Women Build

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.

“We are excited to participate in the 10th annual National Women Build Week,” said Tammi Morris, executive director of York Habitat for Humanity. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family build or repair a decent and affordable place they can call home, and we are grateful to Lowe’s for their financial and volunteer support.”

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.

No construction skills are necessary to participate in this year’s project. To volunteer or donate, call Natasha Kukorlo at 717-854-6168 or email her at natasha@yorkhabitat.org . For more information on National Women Build Week, visit Habitat.org/wb

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.

CONTACTS:

Mark Mattern

York Habitat for Humanity

717-854-6168

mark@yorkhabitat.org

 

Sarah Lively

Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

704-758-4863

sarah.f.lively@lowes.com


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