Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Women Build Week

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity, with support from Wells Fargo, will devote the
week before Mother’s Day — May 4 to May 11, 2019 — to Women Build events.
Habitat is dedicated to the vision that every woman, man and child will have a decent
place to lay their heads at night. Far too often, low-income families are faced with
choosing between paying their housing costs and buying necessities like food and
medical care to provide for their family.

Women Build events serve to educate and inspire women to build, and to advocate for
decent and affordable houses in their communities alongside their future
neighbors—making a difference in their community, one nail at a time.
Northern Ocean Habitat’s women staffers will kick off the week by spending Monday
putting a fresh coat of paint on the home exterior for a disabled widow living in a 55-and-
over housing development in Toms River.

On Wednesday, female faculty and staff from Donovan Catholic High
School in Toms River will spend the day together with Habitat helping to beautify an
area group home for adults with developmental disabilities.

At the end of the week, volunteers from Wells Fargo will construct a shed at Northern
Ocean Habitat’s new-build site in Bayville. Our latest new home, the 19th built since
Northern Ocean Habitat’s founding in 1999, will provide decent safe housing for a single
mother and her two young daughters.

Women and children, in the U.S. and across the globe, are the populations most likely to
be affected by poor living conditions. Women Build Week encourages women to devote
at least one day to help promote decent and affordable housing in their local
communities, addressing the problem of affordable housing in a concrete way so that
families can achieve stability and independence through safe, decent and affordable
homes.