Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build volunteers have been picking up a hammer and helping change lives for more than 25 years. This annual event, which was created in partnership with Lowe’s and is held during the week leading up to Mother’s Day, is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women. More than 117,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered at past National Women Build Week events.
Habitat’s Women Build volunteers come together from all walks of life
to build stronger, safer communities. Women and children make up the majority of people populating Habitat neighborhoods, as they are the most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities.
In 2017, we teamed up with 100.1 WJRZ-FM and Lowe’s for National Women Build Week. Women professionals from Beasley Media Group volunteered on a new home construction project in Toms River. The homeowner, Katiria, worked alongside them. Barbara Farragher of 100.1 WJRZ-FM broadcasted live from the build site. Women volunteers from local Lowe’s stores built alongside Katiria on a second construction day that week.