Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lowe's to teach building skills to local women volunteers in support of Habitat for Humanity's National Women Build Week

Women volunteers partnering with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity during the seventh annual National Women Build Week are invited to learn key construction tips during an upcoming how-to clinic hosted by Lowe’s. Participants can then practice their new skills during National Women Build Week, May 3-11, an initiative that challenges women to devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing in their local communities. Women who are not available to build that week are still encouraged to attend.

“We are looking forward to National Women Build Week and the opportunity to engage more women in our work,” said Stephanie Wallace, Construction Services Volunteer Coordinator at Asheville Area Habitat. “We invite women of all skill levels to join us on the build site and participate in the clinic hosted by Lowe’s.”

The clinics are open to women interested in volunteering at a local Women Build site during National Women Build Week. This year, Lowe’s will host How to Finish Interior with Paint and Trim which will take place at Lowe’s of East Asheville at 89 Tunnel Road on Saturday, May 3rd at 10:00AM. To sign up for the clinic, volunteers should contact Peggy Newell, leader of Asheville Habitat’s Women Build Advocacy Team, at (828) 450-1991.

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008, and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. This year, Lowe’s contributed $1.75 million to National Women Build Week as part of a new five-year partnership with Habitat that will bring Lowe’s total contributions to more than $63 million since 2003. In celebration of this renewed partnership, Lowe’s and Habitat launched Hammers for Habitat, a volunteer initiative inviting men and women across America to give one day to help make the dream of homeownership a reality for a family in their community. 

To learn more, visit Habitat.org/Lowes.

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