Lexington Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s invite women to join Habitat’s 10th annual National Women Build Week

Thousands of volunteers to build homes nationwide alongside future homeowners May 6 through 14


(May 9, 2017) – Lexington Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s invite women to build alongside future homeowners during the 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6 through 14. Lexington Habitat for Humanity 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 11, local Women Build volunteers will work on the home of Cecile Kahindo and her daughters, Furaha (11), Deborah (5) and Victoria, who will be a year old in June. The home is located at 1765 Russell Cave Road and the volunteers will be on site from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Later that evening, women will also band together to support the Lexington Habitat Women Build home for future homeowners Tay Israel and her sons Tylin, Noah and Bryan. A 2017 Women Build Launch Party hosted by Mulberry & Lime at 216 North Limestone from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. will raise funds for the Women Build sponsored home which will be built in fall 2017. Both families will have the opportunity to experience the strength, stability and independence offered by homeownership.


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.


“We are excited to participate in the 10th annual National Women Build Week,” said Rachel Childress, executive director of Lexington Habitat for Humanity. “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, call 859-252-2224 or email laurah@lexhabitat.org. For more information on National Women Build Week, visit Habitat.org/wb


About Lexington Habitat for Humanity

Lexington Habitat’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Lexington Habitat’s homebuyer program has served over 430 Lexington families, while Lexington Habitat’s Love Your Neighborhood Repair Program has helped more than 50 families with repairs needed to keep their homes stable. Additionally, Lexington Habitat’s Love Your Neighborhood Clean-Up projects have served thousands in our community with work in over a dozen neighborhoods and parks. To learn more about Lexington Habitat for Humanity visit http://www.lexhabitat.org/  


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.