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Women Build Week Seminars at Lowe’s

Habitat for Humanity and longtime national partner Lowe’s are hosting “how-to” construction clinics for women volunteering during the ninth annual National Women Build Week. Taking place April 30-May 8, National Women Build Week encourages women across the country to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through housing in their local communities. The project will support “Home for the Holidays”, a nationwide initiative by Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity to build or repair 1,000 homes alongside families in time for the holidays.

“We are looking forward to National Women Build Week and the opportunity to engage more women in our work,” said Brian Johnson, Executive Director of Porter County Habitat. “We invite women of all skill levels to join us on the build site and take the clinics hosted by Lowe’s.”

Similar clinics are taking place across the country and are open to women interested in volunteering at a local Women Build site during National Women Build Week. Local clinics will be held at Lowe’s of Portage at 6621 US Hwy 6, on the following dates:

How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools  Wed April 20th  7:00 – 8:00 PM

How to Frame for Walls and Roofs:April 30th 10:00 – 11:00 AM

How to Install Exterior Siding: Tue May 3rd 7:00 – 8:00 PM

How to Install Roofing Shingles: Wed May 11th 7:00 – 8:00 PM

How to Install Insulation and Drywall: May 21st  10:00 – 11:00 AM

How to Finish Interior with Paint and Trim: Mon. May 23rd7:00 – 8:00 PM

To sign up for the clinic(s), volunteers should contact Porter County Habitat at (219) 531-0359

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 $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 5,500 families improve their living conditions.

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Sue Baxter