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Front Page - Friday, May 25, 2018

Women take the lead at Alton Park build




A local woman places the final touches on a home for a mother and her two children during National Women Build Week. - Photographs provided

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area, Lowe’s and more than 50 local women celebrated Mother’s Day one day early by spending Saturday, May 12, placing the final touches on a home for a mother and her two children.

The event was the local observance of National Women Build Week, when women volunteers devoted at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in local communities.

“Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area has been uniting women volunteers of all experience levels in the Scenic City to build or repair homes alongside our Habitat homeowners,” says David Butler, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area.

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008 and has brought together more than 117,000 all-women construction volunteers to build or repair homes with nearly 5,000 families over the past 10 years.

This year, Lowe’s donated $2 million to Habitat for Humanity to support the 2018 National Women Build Week and provided how-to clinics at stores to help equip women volunteers for the builds.

Source: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area