PLAINFIELD, NJ– Freeholder Linda Carter is joining more than 45 Habitat for Humanity volunteers on Saturday May 7th to help a local families build a decent and affordable place they can call home. Saturday’s project is part of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week in partnership with Lowe’s, which takes place April 30-May 8.

Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week is a weeklong event created by its Women Build program that invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. The week is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women. Lowe’s donated $2 million to Habitat’s 2016 National Women Build Week and will provide the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers. The home improvement chain will also conduct how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills.

 

WHAT:                 Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Heroes celebrating National Women Build Week by framing the walls of “Habitat Barrier Free” a unique project of a single-family home, custom designed to meet the needs of a local family’s disabled son.

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                WHEN:                 Sat. May 7th, 2016
8:30-12:30 Shift 1 ; 12:00-1:00 speakers and lunch; 1:00-5:00 Shift 2

 

                WHERE:               400 East 5th Street, Plainfield, NJ 07060

 

                WHO:                   Union County Freeholder Linda Carter, 50 local volunteers, Habitat GPMC

                                                President & CEO, Habitat homeowner & daughters.

 

More than 300 Habitat for Humanity organizations across the country are hosting Women Build projects this week.

 

About Habitat of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County

To date, Habitat of Plainfield/Middlesex has built 47 homes locally and funded 79 homes globally through Habitat’s global tithe program. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Plainfield & Middlesex County is committed to improving the lives of low-income families by helping them build and buy their own simple, decent homes. Habitat offers families a hand up, not a hand out. Every partner family devotes at least 200 hours per adult of sweat equity to help build their home or a neighbor’s home and secures a 0% interest mortgage provided by Habitat. To volunteer, donate, or own a Habitat home, visit www.habitatgpmc.org.

 

About Habitat for Humanity International

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People 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 $225 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 Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.