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Pink walls raised on 7th Women’s Build project
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Pink walls raised on 7th Women’s Build project

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More than 100 volunteers joined the Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity effort last weekend to help build affordable housing in Lancaster County area in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2-10.

Volunteers framed the walls of the home with pink studs that were painted by volunteers. The pink walls were raised May 9. This is Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity’s 7th Women Build; each year more women become involved.

Meet the new owners

Habitat for Humanity is partnering with Deborah Kyomugisha and her three children for the 2015 Women Build, located at 7311 Logan Avenue in Lincoln.

According to the Habitat for Humanity program, Deborah and her family live in a rental home where needed repairs are not completed by the landlord. “Deborah has been a great family partner,” said Michelle Williamson, executive director of Habitat for Humanity. “She has been so inspired by all the women and men that have volunteered this week and will continue to volunteer on her home until it is finished.”

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 were expected to volunteer at Habitat construction sites to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women.

Lowe’s role

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 Lincoln/Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity. 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.

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