Women Build

2016 WB Danielle CarlsonThis year we celebrated National Women Build Week by putting our hammers and hard hats to work on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. Lowe’s, a long-time Habitat partner, was the event partner. Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity have worked together since 2003 to build homes, communities, and hope. This year National Women Build Week is part of a larger, year-long commitment between Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity International to work alongside 1,000 families across the country to help them build safe and stable homes.

Thank You!

Seventy volunteers brought their biceps and their amazing can-do attitudes and joined us at 8:30am on May 7th to celebrate National Women Build Week. We built the framing for our new Volunteer Welcome Center for the Telegraph Townhomes project which we hope to launch next Spring. This project will provide safe, decent, affordable housing for 24 Whatcom County families. Building the Volunteer Welcome Center was a necessary first step as it will serve as our base of operations for the entire construction period – approximately 5 years. Thanks to all of our volunteers for helping to turn the Volunteer Welcome Center from an item on our To Do list into a reality! We truly could not have done it without you.

Construction Project Manager Paul Stromdahl (dark green shirt) with volunteers from North Sound Carpenters Union, Local #70

Construction Project Manager Paul Stromdahl (dark green shirt) with volunteers from North Sound Carpenters Union, Local #70

Volunteer Today

Just because National Women Build Week is over for the year doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of great opportunities to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County. Email volunteer@nullhfhwhatcom.org with any questions or call Janet at 360.715.9170. We’d love you to join our volunteer family!

Read more about Women Build:
2015 Lowe’s National Women Build Event
Meet a Women-Builder: Alyssa Carpenter