2019 Women Build Campaign kicks off

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This morning in Gulfport, a group of women came together with their sleeves rolled up and picked up a hammer all to give back to the community.

Today started the 2019 Women Build fundraiser with Habitat for Humanity. The National Women Build Week invites women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build quality and affordable housing in their local communities.

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Forty-seven teams of women will be putting hammer to nail for the next nine weeks to ensure another hardworking family is able to have a safe, high quality, affordable place to live.

Jackson County Co-Chair Jennifer Garlich tells News 25 it’s a special feeling to provide that stability for parents and children in their neighborhood. “It’s very gratifying, really gratifying. The whole purpose of this is to empower women and to get women together either with church groups or businesses or friends. It’s just, you actually walk away with more than you give. It’s kind of crazy to say, but you do.”

You can still help out and volunteer. If you’d like to grab a hammer and get started you can visit their website at give.classy.org/womenbuild2019.

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Born as a Georgia peach, raised as a southern belle in Louisiana, Taylor Rubach wouldn't think twice of moving away from where her heart belongs—in the south. Taylor was raised in Slidell, La and is a proud alum of Southeastern Louisiana University. During her time at Southeastern, Taylor was a part of the award winning college television shows, Northshore News and The Big Game. As an anchor and reporter, she was able to combine her love for sports, outdoor activities, and being social. She received a Videographer Award for her work: Second Place Award of Distinction Episode for The Big Game sports show. Taylor was also involved in Southeastern's athletics as diamond girl for the baseball team. She began her career as a Multimedia Journalist at KLAX in Alexandria, Louisiana.