National Women Build Week, May 6-13, 2017

May 11, 2017

In celebration of National Women Build Week, Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County and Lowe’s Home Improvement are teaming up to address and advocate for affordable homeownership for women, one nail at a time. National Women Build Week is an initiative that invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. The week is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women. Since the program’s inception, over 98,000 women in all 50 states have participated. Lowe’s has partnered with Habitat for Humanity International on this and other initiatives since 2003.

On Saturday, May 13, female employees from Lowe’s Cherrydale will volunteer alongside women representing Greenville City Council (Mayor Pro Tem Jil Littlejohn, Councilwoman Amy Doyle, and Councilwoman Lillian Brock Flemming), Liz Doyle, Senior VP with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, and women from other organizations to work on the latest Habitat home. The home is located in Habitat Greenville's Grace Point community for Aquata Woodruff and her four children.

“The women who volunteer on Habitat build sites are some of our strongest advocates for affordable homeownership,” said Monroe Free, Executive Director and CEO of Habitat Greenville. “Aquata is also a fierce advocate for affordable housing as the pathway to her family’s future, and we’re honored that the 2017 Women’s Build will help her reach those dreams.”

Women Build volunteers