San Diego Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s team up for National Women Build Week
Apr 30, 2015 10:41AM
By Paul Spear
San Diego Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s team up for
National Women Build Week
Local women volunteers help build affordable housing in Escondido
WHAT: A total of 360 women volunteers and Lowe’s Heroes employees will build homes for local families in recognition of National Women Build Week, an event that challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million to this year’s National Women Build Week and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills.
On May 1st, local Women Build volunteers will work on new homes for Habitat’s newest Partner Families in Escondido. Each participant has raised a minimum of $200 to support affordable homeownership, resulting in a total of over $100,000 raised!
WHEN: Friday, May 1st
8:30am Event Kickoff/Safety Briefing
9:00am Construction Begins
3:30pm Construction Ends
WHO (INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPS):
· Lori Holt Pfeiler, President/CEO, San Diego Habitat for Humanity
· Habitat for Humanity Women Build volunteers
· Future Habitat homeowner family representative Lionso Ramirez
· Lowe’s representative
WHERE: 537 North Elm Street, Escondido
Directions from downtown San Diego: Follow 163 North and I-15 North to 78 East. Turn right on North Broadway. Turn Left on East Washington. Turn right on North Elm Street. Destination is on the right.
WHY: Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program recruits, educates and inspires women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable homes in their communities.
About San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH)
San Diego Habitat for Humanity Inc. (SDHFH), the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes for ownership by local families in need. Habitat partner families are selected on the basis of housing need, willingness to partner with Habitat and ability to repay a zero percent interest mortgage loan.
Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to ReStore, SDHFH’s building supply thrift store. For more information, visit www.sdhfh.org or call 619-283-HOME (4663).
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundationtogether have contributed nearly $200 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility andLowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.