Women Build and Pink Ribbon Build


Women Build

Women Build is an international Habitat effort to build homes that are funded and constructed by women. Women Build empowers women to take leadership roles in construction and learn new skills while building a home with a hardworking family. National Women Build Week is celebrated with events in Durham and around the country annually in May.

Join Durham Habitat’s crew of women roofers!

In October, 2015, the Women Roofers from Rutherfordton, NC, who were featured in People Magazine, came to Durham to train a core group of women to roof homes with Habitat of Durham. Check out this news clip to learn more about this crew of women who have been roofing together in North Carolina for over 10 years!

Experience in roofing is not necessary. All you need is a willingness to work above the ground and a desire to build relationships with other construction volunteers! If you are interested in joining and/or learning more please contact Jane.

Sign up to volunteer for Women Build and Women Roofers click here.

Women Build

Lowe's Home Improvement is a major sponsor and underwriter of Women Build and has generously supported our efforts through sponsorships, competitive grant opportunities, and free how-to clinics for Women Build volunteers. 

Pink Ribbon Build

Pink Ribbon BuildPink Ribbon Build is a special project intended to allow breast cancer survivors and families and friends of those who have dealt with this disease the opportunity to express deep gratitude to the caregivers and medical support staff for the consistent compassion, kindness, and warmth that they give every day to patients battling cancer. 

To get involved with the Pink Ribbon Build, click here.

Habitat Success Stories

Anita and her sister thought they were experiencing night sweats but realized that it was raining inside their home. Habitat partnered with Blue Cross Blue Shield to replace their roof. “I used to go to bed every night and the rain would be all over my face but not anymore. Thank you.”