Women’s Build 2011

5-3-11Denise_FIn the days leading up to Mother’s Day, construction crews of female volunteers will pound nails and raise walls at Habitat construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, April 30 through May 8.

In Biloxi, on Saturday, April 30, USM Vice President Dr. Frances Lucas, Lowe’s Heroes and 33 local female volunteers from the Mississippi Gulf Coast will work on a Habitat family’s new home. Lowe’s is providing Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast with a $5,000 Lowe’s store gift card in support of this one-day build.

Lowe’s, the underwriter of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, is awarding more than $1.3 million to over 250 Habitat affiliates across the United States during National Women Build Week. Approximately 10,000 female volunteers are expected to build at Habitat for Humanity construction sites during this time.

Habitat’s National Women Build program recruits, educates and inspires women to build decent and affordable homes for hard working families in their communities.

Thanks to everyone who participated and made the 2011 Women’s Build a success!

Check out news coverage from the Sun Herald: http://www.sunherald.com/2011/04/30/3070926/women-don-hard-hats-for-habitat.html