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Habitat for Humanity Hosts Women Build Project

Reported by: Alyssa Meisner
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Updated: 5/02/2014 10:29 pm
Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring Women Build Week this week and next. The builds focus on female volunteers. Sally Eps of Moss Point had black mold in her house, causing health problems. Mississippi Gulf Coast stepped in to tear down the house and rebuild it from the ground up. Already, Eps’ health problems are improving along with her spirit, but Habitat for Humanity is also hosting this project for the spirit of the volunteers. Many of them have never touched a power tool, but they're learning quickly and gaining confidence in the process.

Terri Breazeale of Habitat for Humanity says, “We try to let the women have more hands on experience, and this was a build that we were just getting started with, and we like for them to walk away with experience instead of just doing one trade. So when they come out, they have their hands on drills, power tools, and just something for them to learn how to do and take home with them.” These women are gaining skills that they can use in their own homes, empowering women in a new way. Habitat for Humanity hopes that this project will help the community and give volunteers an opportunity to give back in a meaningful way.

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