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Evergreen Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's call on women across Vancouver, WA to get involved in their community during National Women Build Week 2018 (Photo) - 04/16/18

VANCVOUER, WA (APRIL 16, 2018) – 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 5-13. In preparation for the build week, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s in Orchards are hosting “how to” clinics to equip volunteers with knowledge and skills in construction and home interior, basic safety techniques, and what to expect when building a Habitat home.

 

“We’re excited to partner with Lowe’s to educate, inspire, and empower women to advocate and help Habitat homeowners love where they live through building or improving an affordable place they can call home,” said Josh Townsley, Executive Director of Evergreen Habitat. “We want to engage women of all skill levels to join their friends, families, and neighbors to build up their communities and lend a hand to Habitat by signing up for build clinics so they will be equipped on the build site.”

 

“Lowe’s is in the business of helping people improve and maintain their homes,” said James Frison, Lowe’s Director of Community Relations. “Lowe’s Heroes have helped build hundreds of Habitat homes across the country and National Women Build Week is another chance for Lowe’s to reinforce our long-standing commitment to Habitat, Women Build, and communities where our employees and customers live and work.”

 

Clinics are being held nationwide for women interested in volunteering with Habitat homeowners and fellow women volunteers during this year’s National Women Build Week.

 

Locally, Lowe’s will host clinics in Vancouver, WA at 11413 NE 76th St, Vancouver, WA 98662 on the following dates:

 

How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools and How to Install Insulation and Drywall

Date: April 27th            Time: 3pm-5pm            

AND

Date: April 28th            Time: 10am-12pm

 

To sign up for a clinic, volunteers should contact Evergreen Habitat for Humanity at 360-737-1759.

 

From May 5th through the 12th, local volunteers will work on Evergreen Habitat’s current construction site, McKibbin Commons. This is a ten home subdivision that Habitat is half-way through building. During National Women Build Week, local volunteers will be installing insulation and hanging sheetrock for two homes that are currently under construction.

 

National Women Build Week, a nationwide initiative created by Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s in 2008, has brought together more than 117,000 all-women construction volunteers to build or repair homes with nearly 5,000 families over the past 10 years. This year, Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million to Habitat for Humanity to support the 2018 National Women Build Week, which is set to take place in 300 communities nationwide.

 

Habitat and Lowe’s encourage all women to volunteer—no construction skills or experience in Habitat builds necessary. To learn more about National Women Build Week, visit Habitat.org/wb.

 

Since Lowe’s national partnership with Habitat for Humanity began in 2003, the home improvement company has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 6,500 families improve their living conditions.

 

About Evergreen Habitat for Humanity

Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income Clark County residents. People in our community, and all over the world, partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. 

 

About Lowe’s in the Community

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Gives Foundation together have contributed more than $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.

 

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