Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers will be among more than 175 volunteers to join Houston Habitat for Humanity to address the need for affordable housing in the Houston area as part of Habitat’s National Women Build Week, May 2-10.
National Women Build Week is a weeklong event created by Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program that challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. The week also spotlights the homeownership challenges faced by women. Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million to this year’s National Women Build Week and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills.
More than 300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country are hosting Women Build events this year.
WHO: Allison Hay, Executive Director, Houston Habitat for Humanity
Gerilynn Gibbs, Store Manager, Lowes Home Improvement
WHAT: Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Heroes observing National Women Build Week by volunteering their time and efforts to help build a home for a deserving family
Activities to include:
• Installing blue board
• Install windows and doors
• Raise roof trusses
• Install roof decking
• Hurricane clip installation
• Kitchen, bath and closet blocking
• Truss installation
WHEN: Wednesday, May 6th from 7:30am – 2:00pm
WHERE: Harrel Park 2 Community
8428 Woodlyn Road, Houston, TX 77028
About Houston Habitat for Humanity
Houston Habitat for Humanity, with community minded sponsors and volunteers, has built almost 1,000 homes for hard-working, low-income Houstonians. Habitat Partner Families contribute 300 hours of “sweat equity” including financial and home ownership training in helping to build their own homes. They purchase their homes with zero-interest mortgages. For more information about Houston Habitat for Humanity and the Houston Habitat ReStore – a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center open to the public, go to www.houstonhabitat.org, or call 713-671-9993. Houston Habitat for Humanity is a tax-exempt 501(C) (3) nonprofit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 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 Foundationtogether have contributed more than $225 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 and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.