Lowes and Durham Habitat team up for National Women Build Week 2013
More than 100 women are expected to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity construction sites in Durham in recognition of National WomenBuild Week, May 4-12. Now in its sixth year, National WomenBuild Week challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities.
Lowe’s donated a $5,000 store gift card to Durham Habitat and $1.75 million to the 2013 National WomenBuild Week to support 300 participating affiliates. National WomenBuild Week is one of the major initiatives supported through Lowe’s five-year, $20 million pledge to Habitat for Humanity International. As the underwriter of the WomenBuild program since 2004, Lowe’s conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach women construction skills and provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers to build homes with partner families across the country.
Meet Mary Ann, Bethany, Heather, and Margaret -- some of your neighbors who are making a difference with Durham Habitat's Women Build Program. This is a national video that features our own Durham volunteers.
Lal is a Burmese refugee who came to Durham after stops in India and Thailand. Lal partnered with Habitat and the Durham Literacy Center to renovate a historic home in East Durham. “There is no more fear,” Lal said. “We won’t have to move again because the home belongs to us.”