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Women Build Week May 6th - 10th, 2019

Women Build is an event that empowers women to help with housing construction efforts, an area that generally only 15% of volunteers are female. This is a great opportunity to spend a day on the build site while helping to provide a new home to a deserving Partner Family.

What is Women Build?

In 1991 A group of women in Charlotte, N.C., complete the first women-built Habitat for Humanity house. With this event, the seeds for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program were planted. In 1997 as part of the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project, U.S. first lady Hillary Clinton, Kentucky first lady Libby Jones and Oklahoma first lady Cathy Keating participate in a Women Build. The idea for Habitat’s First Ladies Build is born. In 1998 Habitat for Humanity International forms the Women Build department and the Women Build program becomes an official HFHI initiative.

 

Midland County Habitat for Humanity started our Women Build program in 2012 and hosts a week long event called Women Build Week.   The event is held annual the week prior to Mother’s Day.

 

Though our neighborhoods are comprised largely of women and children, they are also the population’s most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. Our Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities.

 

Our goal with Women Build is to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence. We at Habitat have the ability to provide opportunities for hands-on learning, and given these tools, women can succeed in changing their communities.

No Experience Necessary

The Midland County Habitat for Humanity Women Build Week provides the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities.

Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved, and improves the community that you share.

Women Build is also a terrific way to involve your friends and family of all ages in crucial work with a lasting impact. You can also come alone, and make new friends. The atmosphere is collaborative and friendly.

Tool Clinics

Get prepared for Women Build Week with a free, hands-on power tool clinic. Learn how to properly and safely use common power tools and review work site safety guidelines. Put those skills to use during Women Build Week May 6th – 10th, 2019

It is not required to participate in a Tool Clinic before volunteering for Women Build Week, but it is strongly encouraged.

 

 

The clinic will be held at Greater Michigan Construction Academy (GMCA) located on 7730 W Wackerly St, Midland, MI 48642.

 

Clinic #1 - @ Greater Michigan Construction Academy April 17th from 12pm - 1pm

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Clinic #2 - @ Greater Michigan Construction Academy April 25th from 4pm - 5pm

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Women Build Week will be held May 6-10, 2019.  We are seeking both Sponsors and Volunteers  for this event. If interested in volunteering or sponsoring please contact Amanda King at king@midlandhabitat.org or 989-496-0900 x24

Sponsors

Midland County Habitat for Humanity's mission is to put God’s love into action, and bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.  It is our vision to create a community where everyone has a decent place to live, and we could not do that without our supporters!

 

Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers  of the Women Build event! MCHFH could not accomplish all of our efforts without community support and appreciates supporters taking time out of their schedule to help us provide safe, affordable housing to a family in Midland County.

 

 


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Interested in volunteering for Women's Build? Fill out our volunteer  form.

If you have not filled out our Habitat for Humanity Volunteer and Waiver of Liability form, please print it, fill it out and email to king@midlandhabitat.org.

Closed-toe shoes are required. We will provide gloves, hard hats, tools and safety gear. If you are comfortable with your own gear, you are welcome to bring that with you.