Wednesday, 23 August 2017

‘The House That Women Built’ – WPEC


Women will don pink hard hats and wielding hammers during the days leading up to Mother’s Day to literally build “The House That Women Built” for a hard-working, local single mother in south Palm Beach County. (Photo courtesy: Habitat for Humanity)

Women will don pink hard hats and wielding hammers during the days leading up to Mother’s Day to literally build “The House That Women Built” for a hard-working, local single mother in south Palm Beach County.

Crystal Spears with the Neighborhood Revitalization and Construction Coordinator joined CBS12 News This Morning to discuss Habitat for Humanity’s upcoming Women Build.

Women Build is part of an annual nationwide women-exclusive empowerment initiative going on all over the country in the days leading up to Mother’s Day.

More than 17,000 women, including Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, are expected to volunteer at construction sites across the country as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week, May 6-14.

“We are proud to take part in a program that is powered by women, funded by women and empowers women,” says Amy Brand, Chief Development Officer, Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County. “Participating groups represent Palm Beach County schools, corporations, civic groups and groups of families and friends.”

At this year’s home in the Coleman Park neighborhood of West Palm Beach, volunteers will work to build, paint and landscape the home in anticipation of a Home Dedication in July.

This is the fifth Women Build home to be undertaken by Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County.

Three generations of homeowners will be moving in as Yudelka Marte joins her mother, Margarita and her daughter, Emely.

Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie, who is also a contractor in her own right, will also help build.

If you would like to volunteer, no construction experience is required. The volunteer builders will be working under the guidance of construction professionals.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program visit www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org.



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