National Women Build program offers volunteer opportunities


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Image courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County

One of the ways to promote work-life balance in your life is to do things that make you feel good. Volunteering can provide an outlet for creativity as well as stress. A great example of such an activity can be seen in Alamance County, where women are invited to help address the need for affordable housing throughout the community.

So far this year, thirty women have served with Habitat for Humanity of Alamance County as part of the National Women Build effort. Due to its popularity, the Women Build program is continuing throughout the year to inspire women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable homes in this community.

National Women Build Week is one of the major initiatives supported through Lowe’s national partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Since the program was created in 1998, more than 2,300 homes have been built in partnership with low-income families using Women Build crews.

On Wednesday, September 23, women will continue this effort as they volunteer to work from 7:30-11:30 a.m. at one of the Habitat houses currently under construction. They will enjoy lunch together at the conclusion of work.

“We are excited to continue the Women Build Program,” said Robin Wintringham, executive director of Habitat Alamance. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family in need of better housing.”

Sound like something you’d like to do? No construction experience is necessary and all women over the age of 16 are welcome. Space is limited and, while there is no cost, pre-registration is required. To volunteer, call or email the Habitat office: 222-8191 or clamb@habitatalamance.org.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program and to learn about Women Build events in communities across the U.S. year-round, visit Habitat.org/wb.

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