Women Build It!

2015-04-22_13-55-02On Tuesday, May 5th and/or Wednesday, May 6th women in the Morris County area are invited to join Morris Habitat for Humanity during two very special build days. Help address the need for affordable housing throughout the community during Habitat for Humanity’s 8th Annual National Women Build Week.

Morris Habitat for Humanity is one of more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide hosting Women Build Week projects with support from Lowe’s, Habitat’s longtime partner in the event. This year Morris Habitat will be picking a special site project in Morristown.

No experience is necessary – just the willingness to make a big difference in a family’s lives. Whether you are a corporate group, a small business, a group of friends, or an individual able to come out and swing a hammer, Morris Habitat welcomes your help.

National Women Build Week, held May 2-10, challenges women to devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing in their local communities. More than 62,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered in previous years. “We are excited to participate in National Women Build Week,” said Blair Bravo, CEO of Morris Habitat. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family in need of better housing.”

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008, and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. This year, Lowe’s contributed nearly $2 million to National Women Build Week. Since its partnership began in 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 4,000 families improve their living conditions. Lowe’s and Habitat invite men and women across America to help make the dream of homeownership a reality for a family in their community.

To volunteer or donate to this project contact Stephanie Buonarota directly at 973-891-1934. To learn more about Morris Habitat, upcoming projects, and how you can help, please go to http://www.MorrisHabitat.org or call 973-891-1934. For more information on National Women Build Week, visit Habitat.org/wb.

About Morris Habitat for Humanity

Morris Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles by building homes, communities and hope. Morris Habitat is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; advocating for fair and just housing policies; and providing training and access to resources to help families improve their living conditions.

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Morris Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.

Since 1985 Morris Habitat has served 305 families though home ownership opportunities, home preservation, and international home building programs. During the past year Morris Habitat has completing 5 units, with 15 under construction, and finished 10 home repair projects. Thirty eight projects are in the pipeline for 2015-2017.

In addition, proceeds from the ReStore, opened May 2007, have built 14 homes and diverted 4,400 tons of useable material out of landfills. Located at 274 South Salem Street, Randolph. Store hours: Tues 12 – 8 p.m., Wed & Fri 10 – 6 p.m., Thur 10 – 8 p.m., Sat 10 – 5 p.m.

About Lowe’s in the Community

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $200 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.

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