A welcome to the women of Natchez

Published 12:05am Friday, May 2, 2014

The Natchez-Adams County Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s invites women to volunteer during National Women Build Week.

The event is intended to build homes nationwide in partnership with local low-income families Saturday through May 11.

Women in Natchez and Adams County are invited to volunteer on May 10 during Habitat for Humanity’s seventh annual National Women Build Week.

The Natchez-Adams County Habitat for Humanity affiliate is one of more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide hosting Women Build projects with the support of Lowe’s, Habitat’s longtime partner in the event.

National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing in their local communities. More than 52,000 women volunteers from all 50 states have participated in previous years.

This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family in need.

To date, women volunteers have helped construct more than 2,200 Habitat houses nationwide.

Locally, this is the third year the Natchez affiliate has participated in Women Build Week.

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 $1.75 million to National Women Build Week as part of a new five-year partnership with Habitat that will bring Lowe’s total contributions to more than $63 million since 2003.

In celebration of this renewed partnership, Lowe’s and Habitat launched Hammers for Habitat, a volunteer initiative inviting men and women across America to give one day to help make the dream of homeownership a reality for a family in their community.

To learn more, visit Habitat.org/Lowes.

No construction skills are necessary.

To volunteer or donate to this project, please call 601-807-4956 or email duncan43@bellsouth.net.

Visit Habitat.org/wb for more information on National Women Build Week.

The Natchez-Adams County Habitat affiliate is currently working on its 18th home at 1016 Martin Luther King St.

It is located about a mile north of Cathedral School on the left.

There is ample parking across the street.

Work hours are from 8 a.m. until nearly 1 p.m.

Refreshments will be provided.

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976.

Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.

 

Duncan McFarlane is the Habitat for Humanity’s Nathchez volunteer coordinator.

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