For the 11th year, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s are engaging women nationwide to work together to build Habitat homes during this year’s National Women Build Week from May 5-12. In preparation for the build week, Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven and Lowe’s are asking women to get involved by signing up to volunteer and build.

During Women Build Week we will be working on home building projects in New Haven. Most volunteer work will be done at 45 and 47 Vernon Street, two homes right next door to each other. Our goal is to complete the construction of both these homes in June so all help will be greatly appreciated.

To sign up as an individual volunteer please go to VolunteerUp to create a profile and select your desired date. If you are part of a club, organization, or business that would like to volunteer as a group please contact Allison Mangles, Volunteer Coordinator, at amangles@habitatgnh.org or (203) 785-0794 ext. 110. No experience is needed and both men and women are welcome to join us on the site. All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age or older.

If you cannot volunteer but you would like to be a part of Women Build Week please consider making a donation in honor of a special woman in your life.

Update: Thank you to all of the volunteers and the Lowe’s Heroes who made the Women Build a success! Lots of sheet rock work was completed in the two homes and everyone enjoyed their time on the work site. Be sure to check out the pictures from this fantastic event!