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Lowe’s in Clarksville to teach building skills to local volunteers for Habitat for Humanity’s 2016 Women Build

 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN – Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County Tennessee (HFHMCTN) and longtime national partner Lowe’s are hosting “how to” construction clinics for women volunteering during our Women Build 2016 project.

Taking place each year, the national Habitat for Humanity Women Build program encourages women across the country to devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing with Habitat in their local communities.

Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build

“We are looking forward to building a new home during our Women Build in 2016 and the opportunity to engage more women in our work,” said Shelby Logsdon, executive director of HFHMCTN. “We invite women of all skill levels to join us on the build site and take the clinics hosted by Lowe’s in preparation for building that house.”

Local clinics are starting this May and will be held at Lowe’s of Clarksville, TN at 2150 Lowes Drive off Wilma Rudolph Drive. The first clinic will feature about 10 stations to learn how to safely use power tools on the following date:

How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools will be held Sunday, May 31st from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

To sign up for the clinic, volunteers can sign up at http://www.facebook.com/hfhmctn

Sign-up early!!  The first 100 women who register for the workshop will receive a free hot dog, chips and soda. There will be a sign-up sheet where women can register to be a volunteer on the build in 2016. T-shirts will be available to purchase for $25.00 and the proceeds will go directly to the Women Build 2016 home. For more information, you can contact the Women’s Build 2016 chairwoman, Kayla Mihalinec, also a board member with HFHMCTN, at .

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008, and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee 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 4,000 families improve their living conditions.

About Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN

Since 1992, Habitat has partnered with over 88 qualified applicants who invest sweat equity into building simple, decent and affordable housing to achieve homeownership through a twenty-year, zero-interest mortgage. Habitat collaborates with faith, civic, and business organizations who envision neighborhood revitalization through new home construction. Program applications are accepted daily.

Contact the Affiliate office at 931.645.4222, on our website at www.habitatmctn.org or via Facebook/Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, TN.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services.

Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission.

To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

About Lowe’s in the Community

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 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 nearly $200 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 Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.


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