With flowers blooming and a warm breeze in the air, spring has finally made her grand entrance. That means that it’s nearly time for Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week, May 4-12, which challenges women to devote at least one day during this week to help build affordable housing in their local communities. In its sixth year, National Women Build Week is a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s, who has committed $1.75 million to the 2013 National Women Build Week.
Since Habitat’s Women Build Program was created, more than 2,100 Habitat for Humanity Women Build houses have been constructed in partnership with low-income families. With your help spreading the word, we can build homes in partnership with even more families this year! Join us for a Twitter party on May 1 at 2 p.m. ET to learn about National Women Build Week, what you can do to help eliminate poverty housing and other Women Build volunteer opportunities available year round throughout the U.S.
When: May 1st, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Where: #WomenBuild13 on Twitter
Participants must be a U.S. resident age 18 or older and a member of Twitter at the start of the event. No indecent or graphic content will be tolerated.
Women Build is Habitat for Humanity’s program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. Women Build brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide. For more information, visit www.habitat.org/wb.
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 600,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.