Women Build Day: Lowe’s and Habitat For Humanity
Last Friday I spent the day among amazing women! I want to thank Habitat For Humanity and Lowe’s Home Improvement for the opportunity to give back to our community and empowering women for #internationalwomensday. We worked on 4 homes today in the affordable home community where families have a chance to build a home, learn about finance, and more.
Across all 50 states, more than 8,600 female volunteers built at Habitat construction sites, many after putting in some practice and preparation at Lowe’s how-to clinics. More than 800 Lowe’s Heroes also volunteered their time and skills.
Did you know?
- Nearly one in six U.S. families spend half or more of their income on a place to live, forcing them to choose between housing and other critical needs like food, health care, childcare, education and reliable transportation.
- In Canada, one in eight households do not meet the country’s core housing standards of adequacy, suitability or affordability.
- In India, the urban housing shortage stands at 18.78 million units, out of which about 96 percent is considered in the economically weaker section and low-income group categories.
- The need is especially critical in Lowe’s hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, which ranked last in a study on economic mobility. Fifty women volunteers gathered at a Charlotte Lowe’s store to frame a home for a single mother and her son. Her home will be the first on a street that will be named Red Vest Way, showing Lowe’s commitment to affordable housing and honoring the company’s red vest associates for their volunteer hours spent building Habitat homes.
International Women’s Day
The group of women helped put walls up, panels, painting, caulking and more. I also had the best time getting to know some of you lovely ladies as well. Let’s give a strong woman in your life a big hug, and cheer on ladies, us girls ROCK!
Click here to read more about Lowe’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
Thank you, this post was sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement