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Habitat for Humanity hosts Women's Build Event

Habitat for Humanity hosts Women's Build Event

(Woodbury, NJ)  - Freeholder Heather Simmons, liaison to the Department of Economic Development and Public Works, helped welcome the volunteers at the Gloucester County Habitat Women's Build on Tuesday, May 8.

Freeholder Simmons said, "Women Build's goal is to empower women to help families build strength, stability and independence as well as provide opportunities for hands-on learning, and give women the chance to succeed in changing their communities."

"These build events provide an important opportunity to reinforce the fact that women can make a difference in so many ways, including learning and using construction skills to help their communities," said Simmons.

Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities. Women and children are the population's most likely to be affected by poor living conditions and Women Build opportunities allow any woman who wants to learn how to build and construct a home the chance to work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners.

National Women Build Week is held the week leading up to Mother’s Day and over the past nine years more than 98,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered in the National Women Build Week events.

Pictured: Alycia Britton, Nancy Webster, Donna Houseberg, Rosemary Adams, Freeholder Heather Simmons, Victoria Serreino, Cindy Trovato, Kris Pilarski, Becky Roesler, Lori MacFeeters, David Giles, Joshua Giles