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Habitat for Humanity to launch Women Build project
Habitat for Humanity to launch Women Build project

Land O' Lakes, Florida -- A crew of women volunteers will raise the walls of a Habitat for Humanity house starting Jan. 11 and 12.

The women are building the home as part of Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program. This house will add to the more than 1,900 Habitat for Humanity houses built by women throughout the United States and in dozens of countries around the world.

Women Build challenges women to devote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness. Women can make a difference in their communities by building homes and raising awareness of local housing needs. 

This is the fifth Women Build project taken on by Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County. The program, underwritten by Lowe's, gives women the opportunity to learn construction skills and to move families out of poverty housing. According to Census Bureau statistics, more than 12 million U.S. children - one out of every six - are living in poverty.

Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing.Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit.  Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County was founded in 1994 and has built 104 houses in East & Central Pasco County communities.

Want to participate in the 2013 Women Build? 

  • Join Habitat for a Women Build Informational Meeting/Mixer
  • Wesley Chapel Toyota 5300 Eagleston Boulevard  Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 
  • Jan. 8, 6:00 p.m. or 
  • REGISTER for Women Build at www.habitatpasco.org, look for the Women Build tab.

Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County's Women Build dates: 

  • Friday, Jan. 11 & Saturday, Jan. 12
  • Friday, Feb. 1st & Saturday, Feb. 2
  • Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2
  • Time for all dates: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
  • 15054 Gainesville Rd, Spring Hill, FL 34610 

Anyone interested in volunteering, sponsoring, or donating is encouraged to contact Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County at (352)567-1444, email sblack@habitatpasco.org or visit our website at www.habitatpasco.org.

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