Local volunteers join women across the United States to create affordable housing.

Women volunteers representing “The Build Generation” will raise their hammers at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 5- 13. National Women Build Week is an initiative of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe’s.

This year’s theme, “The Build Generation,” reflects the event’s goal to recruit and train women volunteers, as well as welcome the next generation of Habitat Women Builders – young women, ages 18 to 24 – to support Habitat’s mission to create affordable housing.

In honor of Mother’s Day, Lowe’s Heroes and women volunteers will raise the first walls on the Mung/Niang family’s new home at Southeast 171st and Division Street on Saturday, May 12.

“I can’t think of a better way to spend Mother’s Day weekend than working side-by-side with my mom and Habitat’s Women Build, giving back to the community just like she taught me to do,” said Katie Hughes, a long-time volunteer and member of Habitat’s Women Build Committee.

Lowe’s is providing Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East a $5,000 Lowe’s store gift card, as well as in-store volunteer training, in support of National Women Build Week.

“We are so grateful to Lowe’s, not only for their financial support, but also for the enthusiastic volunteers that give their time to Women Build,” said Katie “That’s a true sign of their dedication to Habitat’s mission.”

Build with Habitat and Lowe’s during National Women Build Week on May 5 – 13 by clicking here!

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