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Women invited to help build affordable housing on Maui

By Staff | May 2, 2013

Maui women are encouraged to grab their hammers and volunteer during Habitat for Humanity’s sixth annual National Women Build Week.

From May 4-12, more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide will host build projects for women in partnership with Lowe’s, the underwriter of Habitat’s Women Build program.

National Women Build Week challenges women to come together and devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing in their local communities.

More than 41,000 women volunteers from all 50 states have participated in previous years.

“We are so excited to participate in National Women Build Week,” said Sherri Dodson, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Maui.

“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 2,100 Habitat houses nationwide. Locally, Habitat for Humanity Maui has built or renovated more than 76 homes, with women playing a key role as volunteers.

Lowe’s contributes more than $1.75 million to National Women Build Week and provides $5,000 Lowe’s gift cards to more than 300 participating affiliates.

No construction skills are necessary. To volunteer or donate to this project, call 242-1140, e-mail Cheryl@habitat-maui.org or visit www.habitat-maui.org. Visit www.habitat.org/wb for more information on the national campaign.

Help this busy Maui charity in its mission to eliminate homelessness and substandard housing on the island.