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Habitat Celebrates Women Builders

Molokai Habitat for Humanity News Release

Molokai Habitat for Humanity (MHFH) celebrated the efforts of women who contribute to building and supporting affordable housing for families in need at the first ever “Women Build” event on May 4 at Paddlers Inn.  In three teams of five, Molokai women competed to build 8-foot wooden picnic tables which were later raffled off to supporters, as a fundraiser for MHFH.  Teams competed for gift baskets from Lowes and L&R Farms and a $100 cash prize that was donated to the winning team’s favorite charity.  When the drills stopped and the dust cleared, team “Big Guns” was crowned champion.  Teams “HI Finest” and “Solid” tied for a close second. The event served a multi-purpose agenda for MHFH to highlight the mission of Habitat for Humanity, honor hardworking women, and acknowledge Lowes for their support, as well as continuing partnerships and opening doors for new ones between MHFH and the Molokai community. 

In addition to the 15 participants, around 80 people joined in the festivity by cheering on the teams, celebrating at the awards ceremony and enjoying the awesome musical duo of Raymond Hiro and Hanalei Lindo.  Prize giveaways included four 8-foot wooden picnic tables; potted plants donated by UH Maui-Molokai Farm (James Boswell); Angel Maid Cleaning service (Vicki Boswell); shirts and caps (Paddlers Inn); and event gift baskets (Lowes/Habitat for Humanity).

Thank you to all the Board of Directors of MHFH; Lowes (Kahului); Paddlers Inn (Curtis, Mike and Kamuela); Aaron Boswell; James and Vicki Boswell; MCC Farms; Bucky Espaniola; George English; Debbie Kelly; Priscilla Maliu; Raymond Hiro; Hanalei Lindo; event participants; KMKK Radio, 102.3 FM; and the Molokai community.  Your love and support is greatly appreciated.  Stay tuned for more exciting events and community gatherings sponsored by MHFH.

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