National Women Build Week Benefits FDL Habitat Build

Miss Wisconsin, Miss Fond du Lac, Miss Wisconsin Central and Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers were among more than 60 volunteers to join Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County to help build affordable housing in the Fond du Lac area in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2-10.

Volunteers worked to sheath and tar paper the roof, install soffit and fascia, and frame interior walls at 596 S. Main Street in Fond du Lac for Krista Morris’ future home.  “We are so excited to be a National Women Build Week affiliate for the sixth year in a row,” said Paul Osterholm, Executive Director.  “It is so great to see what the NWBW volunteers get accomplished and all the fun they have while doing it.  We are so blessed for all of the support we receive from them and all of our volunteers!”

National Women Build Week is a weeklong event created by Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program that challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. Across the nation, more than 15,000 women are expected to volunteer at Habitat construction sites this week to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women.

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008 and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills.

Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million to this year’s National Women Build Week, including a $5,000 store gift card to Habitat for Humanity of Fond du Lac County.  National Women Build Week is one of the major initiatives supported through Lowe’s national partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Since 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped more than 4,000 families improve their living conditions.

In the photo above:  Miss Wisconsin, Miss Fond du Lac, Miss Wisconsin Central, Lowe’s Heroes and Fond du Lac City Council members take a quick photo with Habitat’s Construction Manager, Executive Director, and Krista Morris, the 2015 Habitat Partner Family before starting to swing the hammers!