Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Asheville Area Habitat Raises the First Wall on Its Fifth Women Build House – March 19

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will kick off it’s 2010 Women Build program with a Wall Raising on Friday, March 19 at 12noon. The event will be held in the Woodland Court subdivision in West Asheville.

The event program will include words from Habitat staff, Women Build leadership, homeowner-to-be Felicia Searles and Felicia’s supervisor (at Head Start), and a song from local blues singer Peggy Ratusz. The program will conclude when volunteers, sponsors and the Searles family join together to raise the first wall of the 2010 Women Build house.

Women Build encourages women to build homes, enabling them to impact the lives of children by making homeownership a reality for families in need. The 2010 Women Build house is sponsored by The Stiver Family Foundation, “The Three Marthas (a local family), and AdLib; and it receives additional support from the community at large. Lowe’s is the national sponsor of Habitat for Humanity International’s Women Build program. Nationwide, over 1,500 homes have been constructed through the Women Build program. This is the fifth Women Build House built by Asheville Area Habitat.

Since 1983, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has welcomed nearly 200 Buncombe County families to safe, decent and affordable houses. Habitat homes, which are HealthyBuilt certified, are sold at no-profit to partner families, who pay back a no-interest loan.

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