Lowe’s to teach power tool skills to local women in advance of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build

Lowe’s to teach power tool skills to local women in advance of
Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build

[Gulfport, Miss] (October 5, 2015) – Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast is partnering with Lowe’s Gulfport for the Women Build project by offering a how-to clinic for participants to learn how to safely and properly use hand and power tools.

“We are looking forward to the start of our Women Build event and the opportunity to engage more women in our work,” said Adele Lyons, HFHMGC Director of Development. “We invite women of all skill levels to join us on the build site and to take part in the clinic hosted by Lowe’s.”

The clinic is open to women interested in learning new tool skills or brushing up on old tool skills and will take place at Lowe’s of Gulfport at 2151 John Hill Blvd. on the following date:

How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools Monday, October 12, 2015 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

To sign up for the clinic, volunteers should contact Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast at (228) 678-9110 or athomas@hfhmgc.org

The Women Build project is an initiative that challenges women to devote at least one day to building decent and affordable housing in their local communities. Local women volunteers will work on a new build site in Gulf Park Estates near Ocean Springs in Jackson County. Volunteer spots are still available for teams of 7 women or individuals on various dates from October 14 through October 31. Contact Volunteer Services at volunteer@hfhmgc.org if interested in putting together a team or signing up as an individual.

Lowe’s helped launch the Women Build event in 2008 and each year provides the support of Lowe’s employees volunteering as well as conducting how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. This is the eighth annual Women Build event organized by Habitat for Humanity of the MS Gulf Coast.

About HFHMGC:
Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast was formed in January 2007 when Harrison County HFH and HFH of Jackson County merged organizations. Since then, HFHMGC has incorporated Stone County into its service area and has constructed or repaired more than 926 homes. HFHMGC works in partnership with community stakeholders to create innovative, sustainable housing solutions by empowering all members of our community to actively participate in creating opportunity for people to transform their own lives. To learn more, visit www.hfhmgc.org.

One thought on “Lowe’s to teach power tool skills to local women in advance of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build

  1. Nice to hear from you that the HFHMGC Development and many other development company are looking forward to start Women Build event and opportunity. It should be great if many women will get skilled of using different power tools and circular saw etc.

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