National Women's Build Week encourages women to get involved with building Habitat homes. The event happens May 5-13, and our local Lowe's is hosting a clinic on April 19 for those who are interested in participating. Preregister and find out more info at the Champaign County Habitat website. Here are all of the important details:

Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s call on women across Champaign County to get involved in their community during National Women Build Week 2018

More than 18,000 women construction volunteers unite nationwide to build up their communities with Habitat homeowners

CHAMPAIGN, IL April 5, 2018-- For the 11th year, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s are engaging women nationwide to work together to build Habitat homes during this year’s National Women Build Week from May 5-13.  In preparation for this exciting week in May, Habitat and Lowe’s are hosting a “how to” clinic to equip volunteers with knowledge and skills in construction and home interior, basic safety techniques, and what to expect when building a Habitat home.

“Habitat is excited to partner with Lowe’s to educate, inspire and empower women to advocate and help local homeowners love where they live through building or improving an affordable place they can call home,” said Sheila Dodd, Executive  Director of Habitat of Champaign County. “We want to engage women of all skill levels to join their friends, families and neighbors to build up their communities and lend a hand by signing up for the build clinic so they feel equipped to participate in our builds.”

“Lowe’s is in the business of helping people improve and maintain their homes,” said James Frison, Lowe’s Director of Community Relations. “Lowe’s Heroes have helped build hundreds of Habitat homes across the country and National Women Build Week is another chance for Lowe’s to reinforce our long-standing commitment to Habitat, Women Build and communities where our employees and customers live and work.”

Clinics are being held nationwide for women interested in volunteering with Habitat homeowners and fellow women volunteers during this year’s National Build Week in May.

Locally, Lowe’s will host a clinic on Thursday April 19th from 6-8pm at Lowe’s 1904 N Prospect Champaign.  Topics include:

How to safely use power tools

How to frame walls & roofs

How to install exterior siding

How to install laminate flooring

Pre-registration is required at www.cuhabitat.org  For more information contact Kim Gollings outreach@cuhabitat.org or 819-5110.  See attached flyer for more information.

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