Habitat for Humanity’s Annual “Women Build” Helps Women Build New Homes and Teaches Home Repair Skills

-Courtesy of Broad Street Communications
photo by Habitat for Humanity of MontDelco 

This Women’s History Month, Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery and Delaware Counties will host its annual Women Build. This month-long campaign engages women in Habitat’s affordable home building work and empowers them to work on projects in their own homes.

The campaign will launch on International Women’s Day, March 8, with volunteers who identify as women constructing walls of Habitat homes and participating in a woman-led workshop called “Taming Your Toilet Troubles.”

Women Build is vital to Habitat’s mission because female homeownership is on the rise. Currently, women-headed households account for half of all households in the U.S and in the last 20 years the homeownership rate among women has increased over 10%. 

“As a leader in the male-dominated field of construction, Habitat understands the importance of celebrating women in the trades and making space for them to share their skills,” said Rebecca Cain, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of MontDelco. “Women helping women and learning from each other sends a powerful message.”

Women Build continues throughout March with free educational workshops and volunteer building days. Volunteers will build walls for the four new houses Habitat is building in Lansdowne, Delaware County. The free workshops will touch on topics such as power tools and painting.

Launch event details:
Wednesday, March 8th
533 Foundry Road, Hatfield, PA
Build Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Build Details: A group of 10+ women will be volunteering and helping Habitat MontDelco build the walls of the four new homes in Lansdowne. 
Workshop Time: 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Workshop Details: Taming Your Toilet Troubles with Beth Allen, Founder of HIP Chicks- A DIY class in all things toilets. Learn how to stop a running tank, level a wobbly seat, fix a flapper and swap out a new one entirely.

Women Build is made possible thanks to the generous support of AVE Living. For more info on March’s events and workshops, click here.

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