Lowe’s to teach basic building skills to local volunteers in advance of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week

[FAYETTEVILLE] (April 13, 2015) – Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH) and longtime national partner Lowe’s are hosting “how-to” construction clinics for women volunteering during the eighth annual National Women Build Week. Taking place May 2-10, National Women Build Week encourages women across the country to devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing with Habitat in their local communities. The FAHFH Women Build will take place May 4-6.

“We are looking forward to National Women Build Week and the opportunity to engage more women in our work,” said Tammy Laurence, FAHFH executive director. “We invite women of all skill levels to join us on the build site and take the clinics hosted by Lowe’s.”

Similar clinics are taking place across the country and are open to women interested in volunteering at a local Women Build site during National Women Build Week.

Local clinics will be held at Lowe’s at 3909 Ramsey Street on the following dates:

How to Finish Interior with Paint and Trim Date Sat. April 18 Time 10 AM
How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools Date Sat. April 18 Time 12 PM
*Lunch will be provided for the 12 PM Clinic

To sign up for the clinics, volunteers should contact FAHFH Habitat at (910) 483-0952 or visit www.fayettevillenchabitat.org and click on the clinics in the events calendar.

To register as a volunteer for the 2015 Women Build please visit http://www.fayettevillenchabitat.org/?ai1ec_event=2014-women-build&instance_id=170
or call (910) 483-0952.

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 nearly $2 million to National Women Build Week. Since its partnership began in 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 4,000 families improve their living conditions.

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 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 path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means 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.

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.

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.
(910) 920-4657