Habitat for Humanity, Women's Build

During the week of May 9-17th women from around the community will join hands once again to build a Habitat for Humanity home. In its seventh year, the Women's Build program has experienced success unmatched by other Habitat projects. Each year a crew comprised entirely of women builds a house in just one week, in partnership with a local family in need.

Wielding hammers and power tools during the week is really just the culmination of the effort. Each builder commits to raise or give at least $250 towards the project's sponsorship. Last year, the team of 250 builders raised $90,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County.

This year's Women's Build home will be bought by Andrea Woods, a mother of two who, in addition to working full-time, is furthering her education at Ivy Tech. Andrea has been working hard to invest her "sweat-equity" (volunteer) hours in advance of the build. She'll tally at least 250 of those volunteer hours prior to moving into her home, which she will purchase from Habitat with an interest-free mortgage.

The Bloomingfoods East deli will help nourish the workers on site by providing lunches to fuel the build.

Learn more about the Women's Build or donate.