Women's habitat build begins May 11

Mother's Day weekend
Apr. 28, 2013 @ 08:01 AM

Rutherford County women will trade their purses for tool belts on Mother’s Day Weekend as they launch Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 2013 on May 11. 

Habitat will kick off  the weekend program with a Ladders and Lace Luncheon, Thursday, May 9 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Rutherfordton. The fundraiser includes the luncheon and the sale of jewelry, handbags, and scarves.

Habitat is also seeking sponsorships and donations from the community for the building projects.  Businesses and individuals can sponsor the Mother’s Day Event at the Diamond Hammer ($100), Ruby Hammer ($50) or Pearl Hammer ($25) levels.  Donors may designate their contribution in honor or in memory of their mother or a special woman in their life.  A Mother’s Day card acknowledging the gift will be sent to the honoree. Sponsors, donors, and those honored or memorialized will be placed on a Mother’s Day Women Build banner which will be displayed at the work site and will then be moved to the Habitat ReStore.  

Money raised at the Ladders & Lace Luncheon and through sponsorships and donations will be used to purchase building materials for the construction of the Habitat houses that will be built this year. Habitat plans to build three houses for qualified families in Rutherford County this year.

The Mother's Day habitat build will be Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Working under the supervision of experienced crew leaders, a team of more than 50  women volunteers will work on habitat homes already under construction in Rutherford County.

The Mother's Day building project will continue the second Saturday of every month through November. All ladies are invited to  help. Women Build days will be held from 8 to 12 p.m. 

The Rutherford County’s Women Roofers are joining Habitat for the women's build. They will be roofing a Habitat house and repairing the roofs of two others houses in the Hopeview Estates neighborhood.

Habitat for Humanity International has designated the week of May 4-12 as National Women Build Week. The national program, underwritten by Lowe’s, brings women from all walks of life together to learn construction skills and then use those skills to be part of the solution to poverty housing.  

For more information about the Women Build 2013, the Ladders and Lace Luncheon, or to find out how you can get involved through volunteering, please contact the Habitat office at 248-3178.