Habitat, Lowe's Partner for Women Build Workshop
With the success of the first how-to clinic in April, Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills and Lowe's in Southern Pines will be holding a second workshop for up to 20 women Saturday, June 9.
The workshop will cover framing walls and building components, and constructing the pieces that together will become the whole house. It will be held from 10 a.m. to noon.
Conducted by the Lowe's staff and Gary Robinson, a local general contractor, this workshop will benefit any woman who wants to get involved in the fall 2012 Women Build.
Women will learn the basic skills in a nonthreatening environment and gain confidence along the way, a Habitat news release said. The workshop is free and limited to 20 women, and spots are still available.
Although helpful, it is not necessary to have attended the first workshop. All levels and abilities are welcome. Women can call the Habitat office at (910) 295-1934 to sign up or register at the Women Build 2012 tab at www.sandhillshabitat.org.
This is the second in a series of Lowe's clinics held in conjunction with the Women Build 2012 project, which will kick off this fall in September. Lowe's is a national partner with Women Build projects across the country.
This year's Women Build home will be in the Midway Gardens neighborhood in Aberdeen. The Victoria Lopez family, with five children, will be the owner of this five-bedroom home.
This will be the fourth Women Build in the affiliate's 25-year history. The Women Build program is not about excluding men, but about including women in the construction of a Habitat home, according to Habitat. When women work on a Women Build home, they learn valuable construction skills in a non-threatening environment, gain confidence, increase self-esteem, and have the satisfaction of helping another woman become a homeowner.
Habitat of Humanity of the NC Sandhills was founded in 1988 by an interdenominational group concerned about substandard housing, and it exists to serve residents of Moore and Richmond counties living at 60 percent or less of median income who need suitable housing. Habitat is a Christian ministry with an ecumenical bent and an interfaith focus.
Habitat not only builds its houses with the potential homeowners and hundreds of volunteers, but also provides 25- or 30-year mortgages for the families at zero interest. Since 1988, this affiliate has built more than 200 homes with and for families in need of affordable housing in the Sandhills.
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