Female volunteers sought for National Women Build Week

Maui women are invited to grab their hammers and volunteer during Habitat for Humanity’s sixth annual National Women Build Week.

From Saturday to May 12, more than 300 Habitat affiliates nationwide will host women as home builders in partnership with Lowe’s, the underwriter of Habitat’s Women Build program.

National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing in their communities. More than 41,000 women volunteers from all 50 states have participated in previous years.

“We are so excited to participate in National Women Build Week,” said Sherri Dodson, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Maui. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family in need.”

Habitat for Humanity Maui has built or renovated more than 76 homes with many of these homes being worked on by women.

Lowe’s contributes more than $1.75 million to National Women Build Week and provides $5,000 Lowe’s gift cards to more than 300 participating affiliates.

No construction skills are necessary. To volunteer or donate to this project, call 242-1140 or send email to Cheryl@habitat-maui.org or visit www.habitat-maui.org.