Goshen, IN (April 14, 2014) – Women volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County during the seventh annual National Women Build Week can get a head-start on learning key construction skills and tips. Lowe’s will host a free “how-to” clinic for women in preparation of National Women Build Week, an initiative of Habitat’s Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe’s. Habitat’s Women Build program empowers women to get actively involved with Habitat’s mission to help families in need of safe, decent and affordable housing.
“We are looking forward to National Women Build Week and the opportunity to engage more women in our work,” said Tom McArthur, executive director of Elkhart County Habitat. “We invite women of all construction levels to join us on the build site and take the clinic hosted by Lowe’s.”
The free clinic is open to women interested in volunteering at any local Women Build site during National Women Build Week. Attendees will learn home construction basics and have the opportunity to practice new skills. The clinic will take place at Lowe’s of Goshen at 2219 Rieth Blvd. on the Saturday, April 26 from 12 pm – 4 pm.
To sign up for the clinic, volunteers should contact Molly Prime, the Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County community volunteer coordinator, at 574-533-6109. The clinic is limited to 25 participants.
Lowe’s contributed more than $1.75 million to National Women Build Week and provided $5,000 Lowe’s gift cards to more than 300 participating affiliates. National Women Build Week is one of the major initiatives supported through Lowe’s five-year, $20 million pledge to Habitat.
About Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County
Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County is an independent, nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that partners with people of all beliefs. Habitat has served its community as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1986 and has provided housing solutions for 174 local families. Learn more at habitatec.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company’s signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®, has donated more than $34 million to 7,500 K-12 public schools, benefiting more than 4 million schoolchildren. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together and the American Red Cross. In 2012, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $30 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more,visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit habitat.org, or follow us on Facebook or on Twitter or join Habitat’s blog community.