Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s invite women to volunteer during National Women Build Week

Fawomen_buildyetteville Area Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s invite women to volunteer during National Women Build Week

Women to build and renovate homes nationwide in partnership with local low-income families May 3 – 11 and locally on May 6

[FAYETTEVILLE] (April 24, 2014) – Women in Fayetteville, N.C. are invited to volunteer on Tuesday, May 6, during Habitat for Humanity’s seventh annual National Women Build Week. Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH) is one of more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide hosting Women Build projects with the support of Lowe’s, Habitat’s longtime partner in the event.

National Women Build Week, held May 3-11, challenges women to devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing in their local communities. More than 52,000 women volunteers from all 50 states have participated in previous years.

“We are excited to participate in National Women Build Week by bringing women together on May 6,” said Tammy Laurence, executive director of FAHFH. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family in need and participate in the construction of a Habitat home. It is an experience that one cannot forget.”

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008, and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. This year, Lowe’s contributed $1.75 million to National Women Build Week as part of a new five-year partnership with Habitat that will bring Lowe’s total contributions to more than $63 million since 2003. In celebration of this renewed partnership, Lowe’s and Habitat launched Hammers for Habitat, a volunteer initiative inviting men and women across America to give one day to help make the dream of homeownership a reality for a family in their community. To learn more, visit Habitat.org/Lowes.

A how-to clinic will be held at 10 AM on April 29 at Lowe’s, 1929 Skibo Rd., Fayetteville, in preparation for the Women Build on May 6.

In partnership with Lowe’s, FAHFH will host free DIY and how-to clinics at the Habitat ReStore at 3833 Bragg Blvd. that are open to the public. The first clinic, “Flooring: Tile and Laminate,” will be held at 10 AM on May 17. Future clinic topics include gardening, faucet replacement, and how to use basic hand tools, among others.

No construction skills are necessary to participate. To volunteer, please contact Ruthie Dent, Director of Communications and Volunteer Svcs., by calling (910) 483-0952 or ruthie@fayettevillenchabitat.org. Visit fayettevillenchabitat.org for more information.

Visit Habitat.org/wb for more information on National Women Build Week.


About Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Incorporated in 1988, Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation and is a designated 501(c) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit fayettevillenchabitat.org.


About Lowe’s in the Community:
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects.  Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $200 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.


About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.



Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
P. O. Box 3166 • 310 Green Street Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone: (910) 483-0952 • Fax: (910) 486-5472
Habitat ReStore
3833 Bragg Blvd.
Phone: (910) 920-4657 • Fax: (910) 491-0072