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LOVEJOY, GA [May 4, 2017] — Hundreds of women will gather in Lovejoy, Georgia for Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build during the week leading up to Mother’s Day as part of Lowe’s National Women Build Week.
National Women Build week is an annual event, now in its 10th year, during which thousands of women across the nation come together to build for their local Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008, and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes 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 6,500 families improve their living conditions.
For this year’s Women Build week, Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity will be hosting volunteers from the Atlanta Dream, Habitat for Humanity International, South Metro Association of Realtors, Victory Tabernacle Church International, and more groups. The build will be held in honor of the late Robin Jarvis of Mrs. Sparky’s Electric, a longtime friend and volunteer for Southern Crescent Habitat. The event is a safe-haven for women to practice, excel, and build for other women. Volunteers will be working on the homes for 5 new future Habitat homeowners in Lovejoy, Georgia. Building will take place on May 6th, May 9th, May 11th, and May 12th from 9am-3pm.
About Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity
Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity (SCHFH) helps low-income families find opportunity, stability and improve their quality of life. SCHFH builds stronger families and neighborhoods by partnering with donors and volunteers to construct attractive and affordable homes, to repair existing homes, and to address community needs through comprehensive neighborhood revitalization. SCHFH also launched a youth program in 2016, providing safe, educational, and fun learning spring break and summer camp opportunities for kids ages 10 and up. Since its founding in 1986, SCHFH has impacted over 330 families in South Metro Atlanta.
For more information on how to get involved or how to qualify for a Habitat home, visit schabitat.org or call 770.477.2367. Follow us on Twitter (@schabitatfh), follow us on Instagram (@schabitatfh), and like us on Facebook.
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