Seattle Storm hoopsters dish an assist at Habitat project

May 11, 2010

In an effort to draw attention to the housing challenges facing low-income families, Habitat for Humanity has teamed up with WNBA team Seattle Storm to build a home in Issaquah.

As a part of the WNBA Cares week, officially scheduled for the week of May 9-15, the Storm is helping with East King County’s Habitat for Humanity.

Twelve franchises across the league are participating in the WNBA Cares week, Storm CEO Karen Bryant said.

“Our organization really prides itself on being authentic in our dedication to the community,” she said.

Getting a jump-start on the league-scheduled volunteer program, the Storm made an appearance last week at the Issaquah Highlands as a part of East King County Habitat for Humanity’s third annual Women Build.

“It’s a volunteer event for women from the community to come out and build with Habitat, to learn a new skill and to work alongside the future homeowner,” said Jodi Marmion, special events/communication officer for East King County Habitat for Humanity.

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Seattle Storm kicks off Women Build event in the highlands

May 5, 2010

NEW — 6 a.m. May 5, 2010

Seattle Storm players will kick off National Women Build Week on Wednesday at the Habitat for Humanity of East King County worksite in the Issaquah Highlands.

Storm players will volunteer, meet workers and greet Habitat homeowners and then, from 3:30-4 p.m., the WBNA players will offer a basketball clinic near the worksite.

Team CEO Karen Bryant, a Storm player and Habitat homeowner Lola Reyes will speak during the event. The event starts at 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, workers will gather at the highlands site, 2500 N.E. Magnolia St., Wednesday. Registration opens at 8:45 a.m. Teams will break for lunch at noon, and cleanup starts at 4 p.m.

Nationwide, Women Build projects helped construct more than 1,650 houses. Register before the events here.

Habitat representatives and families joined city officials last June to break ground for the new highlands development. The project should be completed within the next several months. The initial phase includes five duplexes will be available to house 10 families. Workers will complete another phase of the development by 2012.

Habitat for Humanity hosts Women Build event

April 27, 2010

Habitat for Humanity of East King County will hold a volunteer event for women who want to learn construction skills and contribute by building houses.

The event, Women Build, will be held at Habitat construction sites in the Issaquah Highlands and Snoqualmie Ridge.

Teams will gather at the highlands site, 2500 N.E. Magnolia St., May 5-6. Registration opens at 8:45 a.m. Teams will break for lunch at noon, and cleanup starts at 4 p.m.

In Snoqualmie, volunteers will meet at 36912 S.E. Gravenstein Court on May 7-8. Workers will follow the same schedule at the Snoqualmie site.

Nationwide, Women Build projects helped construct more than 1,650 houses. Register before the events here.

Habitat representatives and families joined city officials last June to break ground for the new highlands development. The project should be completed within the next several months. The initial phase includes five duplexes that will be available to house 10 families. Teams will complete another phase of the development by 2012.