Women Build 2013 Kicks Off With Groundbreaking

Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2013

The Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County, here in Missouri, just kicked off their Women Build 2013 event with a groundbreaking ceremony and celebrated National Women Build Week May 4th-12th, 2013. This inspiring program that gives women, of all ages and backgrounds, an opportunity to make a real difference, not only for their community, but for themselves and each other through teamwork and learning.

The Women Build Program

In its 5th year here locally, the Women Build program works with a Habitat for Humanity partner family to construct a home while the volunteers also learn about house construction, repairs and build friendships. Since it’s creation in 1998, the Habitat for Humanity, Women Build program has built more than 1600 homes around the world. Teams of 10-15 women work together to not only raise fund and help out on the job site, but build and strengthen bonds while aiding in Habitat for Humanity’s mission to fight the substandard house crisis.

The St. Charles chapter of Habitat for Humanity recently completed its 14th home in the Enclaves at Eisenhower subdivision and will be breaking ground on 2 more, including the Women Build home. Typically Habitat homes take about 17 weeks to complete.

To learn more about the Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County Women Build program, you can visit their website here. Or if you would like to find the Habitat for Humanity and Women Build program in your area, visit the main Habitat Women Build  site here.

Habitat for Humanity is an ecumenical Christian ministry that builds with people in need regardless of race or religion, that welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

Habitat has more than 1,500 local affiliates in the United States and more than 80 national organizations around the world. The organization has helped to build or repair over 600,000 houses and has served more than 3 million people worldwide. Their main website is www.Habitat.org

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2 comments… add one
Tina Gleisner May 20, 2013, 4:18 am

Women Build is one of the best opportunities women have for gaining new skills & confidence using lots of new (sometimes power) tools to complete home building (and repair) projects. This year I worked with Habit in Manchester, NH … building a deck on the 3rd floor of a 3-story house.

Very cool that you’ve got an entire Women Build house going near you, as mine is more than 1.5 hrs away in Maine.

HomeNav May 22, 2013, 10:04 am

Thanks for your comment Tina! Nice to hear about your experience.

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