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Habitat for Humanity’s 10th Annual National Women Build Week Hits the High Country, May 6-14

BOONE, NC, (4/27/17) – Watauga County Habitat for Humanity, the Women’s Group at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the women of High Country United Church of Christ in Vilas, NC will work alongside Lowe’s volunteers and all-female construction crews for Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6-14. Habitat’s National Women Build Week invites women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.


More than 17,000 women, including Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, are expected to volunteer at construction sites across the country as part of Habitat’s 2017 National Women Build Week.


“The Women of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church of Boone have been transforming and changing Watauga County for some time. We at Habitat are thrilled to work alongside these women as we build houses and empower families. Together we build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter,” says Allison Jennings, Director of Development at Watauga County Habitat for Humanity.”


On Saturday May 6th, in Watauga Habitat’s GreenWood Community, volunteers will work to install the floor system for the future homeowners, The Love Family. Local celebrity chef, Angela Kelly of Proper Restaurant will provide lunch and additional women leaders in our community will be at the build site to share the influence women have on transforming communities.


Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008 to empower women to advocate for affordable housing and spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by many. Each year, Lowe’s provides the support of their employee volunteers, Lowe’s Heroes, and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills so they can feel equipped to take part in the builds. Lowe’s Heroes will be among more than 20 volunteers joining to help build decent, affordable housing in the GreenWood Community as part of National Women Build Week.


“Through our partnership with Habitat and support of National Women Build Week, Lowe’s empowers women to get involved in their communities, learn construction skills and make a meaningful impact,” said James Frison, Lowe’s director of community relations. “We’re grateful to all the women in Boone, NC who will volunteer this week to help build and repair decent and affordable housing.”