April 1st, 2015
Lowes to teach building skills to local volunteers in advance of Habitat for Humanity National Women Build Week
White Sulphur Springs (March 30, 2015) – Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity and longtime national partner Lowe’s are hosting “how-to” construction clinics for women volunteering during the eighth annual National Women Build Week. This year, the local National Women Build will be on Saturday, May 2. National Women Build Week encourages women across the country to devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing with Habitat in their local communities.
“We are looking forward to National Women Build Week and the opportunity to engage more women in our work,” said Michelle Connor, executive director of Almost Heaven Habitat. “We invite women of all skill levels to join us on the build site and take the clinics hosted by Lowe’s.”
Clinics are taking place across the country and are open to women interested in volunteering at a local Women Build site during National Women Build Week. Local clinics will be held at Lowe’s of Lewisburg at 20 Gateway Boulevard on the following dates:
How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools – April 11, 9:00 AM
How to Frame for Walls and Roofs – April 18, 9:00 AM
To sign up for the clinics, volunteers should contact Almost Heaven Habitat at 304-647-3342.
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 nearly $2 million to National Women Build Week. Since its partnership began in 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 4,000 families improve their living conditions.
Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.