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Bridgeport-Based Habitat For Humanity Joins National Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County participated in National Women Build Week Apri 30 to May 8.
Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County participated in National Women Build Week Apri 30 to May 8. Photo Credit: Contributed photo

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County and Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers were among more than 80 local volunteers who joined together to address the need for affordable housing in the Bridgeport area as part of Habitat’s National Women Build Week.

The event was from Saturday, April 30 to Sunday, May 8.

Throughout the U.S., National Women Build Week brought together more than 17,000 women to build or repair homes alongside 650 families, progressing toward Lowe’s and Habitat’s goal to help 1,000 families have safe, stable homes by the holidays. National Women Build Week is a weeklong event created by Habitat for Humanity’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.

Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million to this year’s National Women Build Week and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. Since its partnership with Habitat began in 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat for Humanity International and helped more than 5,500 Habitat families improve their living conditions. Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County has participated in National Women Build Week for the past 10 years.

“We are excited to participate in National Women Build Week,” said Eileen Bakos, volunteer services manager at Habitat CFC. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family in need of better housing.”

“Every helping hand makes a difference and we’re thrilled thousands of women across the country are generously volunteering their talent and time during Habitat’s National Women Build Week to help families in their local community have a decent place to call home,” said Lisa Marie Nickerson, associate director of Habitat for Humanity International’s Women Build program.

Habitat CFC builds communities and improves lives by eliminating substandard housing and creating homeownership possibilities for families of low-income.

Click here for more information about Habitat CFC.

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