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GRAND RAPIDS, MI, May 09, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Women business leaders from the community and Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers will be among more than 120 volunteers to join Habitat for Humanity of Kent County as part of National Women Build Week, May 2-10.
National Women Build Week is a weeklong event created by Habitat for Humanity International's Women Build program that challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. The week also spotlights the homeownership challenges faced by women.
The media are invited to a Build Day on Friday, May 8 at Habitat Kent's 2015 Women Build house, 1110 Arianna St. NW. Volunteers will work on the house 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Habitat Kent Executive Director Mary Buikema will address volunteers at 10 a.m. and be available for interviews.
WHAT: National Women Build Week Build Day
WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, May 8
WHERE: 1110 Arianna St. NW in Grand Rapids (street parking is recommended)
WHO: Habitat Kent Executive Director Mary Buikema , Director of Volunteer Services BriAnne McKee and Director of Construction Operations Connie O'Toole as well as members of the Habitat Kent Women Build Steering Committee, including representatives from Amway, Grand Rapids Community College, Morgan Stanley, Rockford Construction, Spectrum Health, State Farm, Steelcase and Triangle Construction
Lowe's donated nearly $2 million to this year's National Women Build Week, and each year it provides the support of Lowe's Heroes and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills.
More than 300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates nationwide are hosting Women Build events this year.
About Habitat for Humanity of Kent County
Established in 1983, Habitat for Humanity of Kent County is committed to the mission of serving God, building hope and transforming lives through neighborhood revitalization and homeownership for families who otherwise could not afford a home of their own. In its 32-year history, Habitat Kent has served more than 450 families and will serve 200 more through the two-year Building Blocks Campaign to revitalize Grand Rapids' West Side.
About Lowe's in the Community
Lowe's, a FORTUNE 100 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe's and the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $225 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.
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