Celebrate Mother’s Day at Habitat for Humanity construction site

May 4, 2011

By Staff

NEW — 10 a.m. May 4, 2011

Celebrate Mother’s Day and National Women Build Week at the Habitat for Humanity construction site in the Issaquah Highlands.

Starting Friday, teams plan to swing hammers and pound nails to help build homes for 10 families at the Magnolia Village site, 2500 N.E. Magnolia St. Volunteers can join Habitat homeowners, staffers and AmeriCorps members to celebrate empowered women and affordable housing.

Lowe’s Home Improvement and Habitat for Humanity joined forces to create National Women Build Week. The annual observance challenges women to devote a day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing.

The highlands event is a part of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program and is underwritten by Lowe’s. The program recruits, educates and nurtures women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable houses.

People interested in registering individually or as a group should email Group Volunteer Coordinator Stephanie Gonias at stephanieg@habitatekc.org. People interested in sponsoring the event should email Elisabeth Wahlers Sorensen, director of corporate relations and major donors, at elisabeth@habitatekc.org.

Habitat is building the homes to meet the Master Builder’s Association of King & Snohomish County Built Green Certified and Evergreen Sustainable Standard benchmarks.

The local Habitat affiliate has built, rehabilitated and repaired more than 100 houses in Issaquah, Bellevue, Carnation, Kirkland, Newcastle, Redmond, Sammamish and Snoqualmie since 1988.

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