Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County and Lowe’s invite women to build alongside future homeowners during the 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6 through 14. Our affiliate is one of 300 Habitat organizations nationwide hosting Women Build projects during the week with support from Lowe’s, a longtime partner in the event.

On May 6, 2017, local volunteers will serve a family in need of an affordable, accessible, barrier free home. The home has been specially designed to meet the needs of a physical disability.  Nikeisa Johnson and her children will work alongside these volunteers to complete landscaping and indoor painting on her future home.  Nikeisa's three-year-old son has been hospitalized since birth.  She needs this home to accommodate his medical needs.

National Women Build Week brings together women to devote at least one day to building decent and affordable housing in their local communities. Nearly 100,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered in previous years.

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 “We are excited to participate in the 10th annual National Women Build Week,” said Rev. Jeremy Montgomery, CEO of the Plainfield and Middlesex affiliate. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family build or repair a decent and affordable place they can call home, and we are grateful to Lowe’s for their financial and volunteer support.”

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008. Each year, the company provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes volunteers and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. This year, Lowe’s contributed nearly $2 million to National Women Build Week. Since its partnership began in 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 6,500 families improve their living conditions.

No construction skills are necessary to participate in this year’s project. To volunteer or donate, visit Habitat's interactive website at www.habitatgpmc.org/women. For more information on National Women Build Week, visit Habitat.org/wb

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County

Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County has served the local community by completing 47 homes and bringing together individuals and groups to donate time and resources to build Habitat homes for the benefit of the local community.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

About Lowe’s in the Community

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 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 $250 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 Lowe’s Open House digital newsroom or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.