Women Build 2013
On May 4th 2013 Habitat for Humanity will be partnering with Lowe’s for our Annual Women’s Build Day!
Once again Lowe’s has agreed to host a clinic to teach participants valuable construction skills. The focus this year will be ramp building, just in time for IMPACT Day on May 18th.
So mark your calendars for our Women Build on Saturday May 4, 2013. We will start our day at Lowes (1020 N Colorado St Kennewick, WA 99336) at 8:30am, for a ramp clinic and then it is off to the worksite at 11:00 to finish our day. Participation in our Woman’s Build is free, so sign up today. Invite your friends, relatives and co-workers to show the Tri-Cities what women can do! Space is limited so call 509-943-5555 ext. 207 to register or sign up on our Volunteer Up calendar.
What is Women Build?
Women Build encourages women to have fun and make a difference by building homes and communities. Women Build is not about excluding men; it’s about including women. Women Build celebrates the compassion, dedication, talents and abilities of women from all walks of life. Women need not wait for others to address substandard housing issues. They have the capability and determination to be part of the solution – one family at a time. Its goal is to showcase both the accomplishments of Habitat’s women volunteers and to invite more women to join the effort to provide decent, safe, affordable housing for local families in need.
Habitat for Humanity Tri-Cities has an active and growing Women Build program. Many opportunities exist to become involved.
How do you get involved with Women Build?
Women Build has a variety of ways for you to be involved – all of it hands-on and designed to help you learn and work. Register online to become a volunteer.
Is it a problem if I don’t have any construction skills?
Don’t worry! Many women come to Women Build sites with no construction skills at all and still make a great impact. Training will be provided.
What should I wear/bring to a build site?
Please wear comfortable clothes that will allow you to work and will protect you from the hazards of a construction zone. Please wear boots or rugged shoes. If you have safety glasses and gloves please bring them – if you don’t there will be some on site. Drinking water is provided at the site but please bring your own water bottle or container.
How do I help support the cost of Women Build?
You can help by donating to Habitat for Humanity.
What happens on the construction site?
We prepare a slab foundation then work through the residential construction phases that generally include: framing, roofing, siding, windows & doors, insulation, drywall, painting, cabinets, trim and landscaping. We accomplish all with the support and training of coaches and crew leaders experienced in residential construction.
We would like to thank Lowe’s for all of their support!