Be at the IB Boys & Girls Club tomorrow for Habitat for Humanity IB Kickoff of National Women Build Week at 8:30am
May 04, 2016 05:22PM ● Published by Paul Spear
Be at the IB Boys & Girls Club tomorrow for Habitat for Humanity IB Kickoff of National Women Build Week at 8:30am as Local women volunteers repair and revitalize homes in Imperial Beach
San Diego Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s team up for National Women Build Week
Local women volunteers repair and revitalize homes in Imperial Beach
IMPERIAL BEACH, CA – On May 5, 6, and 7, a total of 275 women volunteers will repair homes for local families in recognition of National Women Build Week, an event that challenges women to devote at least one day to address housing challenges in their local communities.
Habitat for Humanity builds homes, communities, and hope. In years past, Women Build participants have built new homes. Now, it’s time to build community. Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program provides affordable housing solutions that allow families who already own their homes to live in safety and stability. We’re not just providing a coat of paint, new landscaping, or a sturdy fence. We are providing homes where families can grow up and grow old in dignity. We are providing energy-efficient homes that cost less to maintain. We are providing stability, strength, self-reliance, and shelter. These are the building blocks for a brighter future.
In addition to committing to one day on the job site, each Women Build participant has raised a minimum of $250 to support affordable homeownership, resulting in a total of over $150,000 raised!
Now in its ninth year, Habitat’s National Women Build Week will bring together more than 17,000 women volunteers nationwide from April 30 to May 8 to lend their hands and skills to help 650 families build strength and stability through shelter.
Lowe’s donated $2 million to Habitat’s 2016 National Women Build Week to support volunteers at more than 300 Habitat locations hosting National Women Build Week activities this year.
WHAT: On May 5th, local Women Build volunteers will work to repair homes in Imperial Beach, as a part of Habitat’s National Women Build Week, coming together to help families improve their living conditions, and to bring attention to the fact that self-reliance that can be built through decent, affordable shelter.
WHEN: Thursday, May 5th
8:30am Event Kickoff/Safety Briefing
9:00am Construction Begins
2:00pm Construction Ends
WHO (INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPS):
· Lori Holt Pfeiler, President/CEO, San Diego Habitat for Humanity
· Habitat for Humanity Women Build volunteers
· Habitat homeowner families
You are more than welcome to cover the event early – please contact us to make arrangements.
WHERE: Imperial Beach Boys and Girls Club – 847 Encina Avenue
Directions from downtown San Diego: 15 South to 5 South. Exit Coronado Avenue (Exit 4). Turn right and follow Coronado Avenue until it turns into Imperial Beach Boulevard. Turn right onto 8th Street. Boys and Girls Club is on the right at Encina. Park in the Club lot.
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. Everyone in our community deserves to live a decent life – to feel like they can stand on their own two feet and have control over their future. Safe, stable housing provides the foundation for just that.
About San Diego Habitat for Humanity
San Diego Habitat for Humanity Inc. (SDHFH), the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds and repairs homes in partnership with local hardworking families. For more information, visit www.sdhfh.org or call 619-283-HOME (4663).
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 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 Foundation together have contributed more than $250 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.
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