Strong Women Build Bright Futures


March is Women's History Month.

To celebrate, Durham Habitat is honoring the strong women that dedicate themselves to building strength and stability in our community.

Jane Graper (above) was one of the pioneering women to join "The Geezers", a self-named group of retiree volunteers. Her first day on-site, Jane boldly climbed to the top of the ladder and got straight to work. She was hooked from that day forward and quickly became an expert in soffits, porch ceilings, siding and more. Jane passed away this past October and her spirit and strength will be sorely missed on our build sites.

The Johnson family home is being built in Jane's honor and in honor of the growing Geezer Women crew. Pictured above is Ronda Johnson (middle) , Habitat Homeowner, with the Geezer Women crew, in front of Ronda's soon-to-be home.

Tijuana Holland (left) will be moving into her Durham Habitat home with her family this spring. Here she is with the Women Roofer team, earning her sweat equity hours on the roof of one of her neighbor's homes. (The Holland Family home is in the background with the red door!)

Habitat Homebuyer Samantha Miller LOVES purple. So much so that she is the first Durham Habitat Homebuyer to paint her house her favorite color! Here she is with our Saturday Youth crew rocking their Love Thy Neighbor Tattoos!

Want to build strength and stability in your community and honor the strength of the women in your life? 

Make a donation to Durham Habitat today.

Habitat Success Stories

Lucy has led construction volunteers in more than five Women Builds. A civil engineer, Lucy has volunteered to teach hundreds of neighbors who have no construction experience how to build beautiful homes, and she can teach you as well.