Lowes and Durham Habitat team up for National Women Build Week 2013

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More than 100 women are expected to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity construction sites in Durham in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 4-12. Now in its sixth year, National Women Build 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 Women Build Week to support 300 participating affiliates. National Women Build 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 Women Build 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.

Two ways to take action:

Habitat Success Stories

Pearlie's home was so damaged that neighbors thought it was abandoned. Habitat partnered with the City of Durham to replace Pearlie's roof, a damaged wall, and exterior siding. Pearlie said, "It lifts my spirits. Habitat volunteers are beautiful people."