Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge will build a home this fall with the help of an all-woman volunteer crew, in partnership with a qualified and deserving family. Women Build 2016 will kick-off this Saturday, Oct. 15 with a Blessing of the Build at 8 a.m. Building will continue on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until the dedication in early 2017.
The home will be built at 269 East McKinley Street.
Women Build, an initiative of Habitat for Humanity International, brings together women from all walks of life to actively address the problem of mothers and their children living in poverty by building safe, affordable homes.
Katherine Hall is the Women Build partner who will be working alongside the volunteers to build her home. She was determined to realize her dream of homeownership, and has been partnering with Habitat for almost a year working on Habitat homes and attending homeowner classes.
“Women Build brings a diverse group of women together to help other women rise above poverty housing and gain independence,” said Lynn Clark, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge. “Women Build empowers women to provide their families with safe, decent, affordable homes.”
The build is open to women volunteers. For information on scheduling a volunteer day, please contact Kristen Lastrapes at kristen@habitatbrla.org