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Habitat for Humanity Hosts National Women Build Week

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Habitat for Humanity is empowering women by teaching them a skill of how to build an energy efficient home in Morgantown.

May 3rd through 11th is known as “National Women Build Week.”

More than 13,000 volunteers are expected to partner with 300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country to help build affordable housing in their local communities during “National Women Build Week.”

Habitat hosted their Women’s Build week on Saturday, and not even the drizzle of rain could stop these women from getting their hands dirty for a good cause.

The event is a program that empowers women to build habitat for humanity homes. Local women were able to learn every step to laying footers and blocks for foundations of the homes to the inside detail work to finish them off. Lowe’s Heroes employees along with Delegate Amanda Pasdon were on hand to help with the construction of the Rowe and Price families new homes.

“This is an opportunity that a lot of the women in the community don’t get, we try to bring as many women in as we can, it’s really to empower them, to train them, to teach them the tools and let them know that they can do these types of things,” said Shawnda Cook, Monongalia County Habitat for Humanity.

Habitat women are currently working on finishing three of four homes Jersey street in Morgantown. If you would like to help Habitat for Humanity you can call them at (304) 291-2991.