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May 7, 2013
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In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, hundreds of female volunteers will pound nails and raise walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites in all 50 states in recognition of the National Women Build Week.

The Mother’s Day timeframe was selected for its significance to many volunteers. You are invited to join us in the call to eliminate poverty housing in Nevada County. Families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing. More than 12 million children — one in six — live in poverty housing in the United States alone.

Grass Valley Lowe’s heroes and female volunteers will come together to continue construction on the Arnold family’s new home. Here in Grass Valley on May 10, women are coming together to build the family’s home, which Habitat began earlier this year. The day starts at 9 a.m., but space is limited, so if you want to join in please call and reserve a spot at 530-274-1951. The home is the third to be worked on during Women Build and the 25th overall in the county.

Lowe’s has provided Nevada County Habitat a $5,000 Lowe’s store gift card, as well as in-store volunteer training, in support of this one-day build.

“It’s so exciting for us to focus on women during Mother’s Day week, but everyone is welcome.” Debbie Arakel, executive director of Nevada County Habitat, said in a news release. “Our women volunteers are very passionate about this effort, and they’ve volunteered a lot of hours already, learning the skills necessary to help eliminate poverty housing in our community.”

Lowe’s has committed more than $1.3 million to National Women Build Week in support of more than 250 participating affiliates. Lowe’s, the underwriter of Habitat’s Women Build program, recruits, educates and inspires women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities.

“Lowe’s has been the proud sponsor of Habitat’s Women Build program since 2004. This innovative program encourages women from all walks of life to pick up their hammers and build homes alongside Habitat partner families,” said Larry D. Stone, Lowe’s president and COO and chairman of the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation. “Lowe’s salutes the thousands of women who’ve volunteered on Habitat job sites during the past 20 years and for years to come.”

Nevada County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing by providing a homeownership opportunity for low income families. Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit. Nevada County Habitat was founded in 1996 and has built 24 houses in the western Nevada County.

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