Habitat for Humanity, Lowe’s Challenge Women
National Mother’s Day Initiative May 1-9.
Habitat for Humanity – Molokai News Release
In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, construction crews of women volunteers will be pounding nails and raising walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 1 – 9. Lowe’s and Molokai Habitat for Humanity are looking for local women volunteers to work one day on a Molokai Habitat construction site during the nine-day event. Construction or home improvement experience is not necessary.
Developed through the partnership between Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity, National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing. The event is an initiative of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, underwritten by Lowe’s, which recruits, educates and nurtures women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities.
The Mother’s Day timeframe was selected for its significance to many volunteers, as families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing: more than 12 million children – one in six – live in poverty housing in the United States alone. To date, women volunteers have built nearly 1,700 Habitat houses nationwide. Locally, this will be Molokai Habitat for Humanity’s 2nd Women Build.
Lowe’s is committing more than $1 million to National Women Build Week, providing $5,000 Lowe’s store gift cards and event support materials to 200 Habitat affiliates. This is a major initiative of Lowe’s five-year, $20 million pledge to Habitat, a commitment including underwriting of the Women Build program, as well as providing construction know-how at in-store clinics and build sites, and funding for a variety of Habitat projects across the country.
To volunteer or donate to this project, please call (808) 560-5444 email firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com or visit molokaihabitat.org
About Molokai Habitat for Humanity
Molokai Habitat for Humanity (MHFH) became an affiliate in 1998, and since then has completed 16 homes. MHFH is the only affiliate serving the low-income families on the island of Molokai. It is our mission to eliminate poverty housing on our island. With the highest rates of unemployment and cost of living in the state of Hawaii, there is a great need for help in ending the affordable housing and homeless crisis here on Molokai. Our goal is to give homeowners a “hand-up” not a “hand-out”.