Habitat Celebrates 2012 Women Build

Goshen,IN – Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County celebrated their 10th annual Women Build with a home dedication this past Tuesday, September 18. Check out these two great pieces on the event.

Habitat for Humanity celebrates home dedication The Elkhart Truth

ELKHART — Erica Sherman moved into her Habitat for Humanity house three weeks ago. And on Tuesday, volunteers from the organization and Sherman’s friends and family came to dedicate the home.

The house was built through the Women Build program, which ensures that mostly women are involved during the home’s construction. The program is designed to encourage women’s interest in construction and in Habitat for Humanity. This was the 10th home that the group has built in the Elkhart County area. Almost 60 women were involved in the building of Sherman’s home.

Sherman moved in with her three children, Mason Sherman, 8, Camden Malone, 10 months, and Ashlynn Sherman, 3. They were previously living with her mother to save money. Sherman said they’re more comfortable now that everyone in her family has their own bedroom.

“We can actually have our own space,” she said.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom. 1340-square-foot house is typical for Habitat homes. She has already painted the rooms in the home for her three children. She put in more than 100 hours working on the house.

“Now that it’s here, it was all worth it,” she said.

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Family receives keys for Habitat for Humanity house Fox 28 News

The Sherman family is now proud homeowners thanks to Habitat for Humanity!

Erica Sherman and her three kids received the keys to their new home today in Elkhart.

The building of this house was unique because it was the women who picked up the hammers and power tools to make it happen.

“50 women who came from all sorts of directions and ages. There were some retired women out here working as well,” said new homeowner Erica Sherman. “It was awesome because I’ve always been a woman advocate so to have women actually come help and build my house meant so much to me.”

Sherman’s three kids are happy to have their own rooms.

The building of the house was sponsored by Lowe’s.

To see the video from the Fox 28 newscast click here.