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Lowe's to teach building skills to local women volunteers in advance of Habitat for Humanity's 'National Women Build Week'

Women volunteering with Nevada County Habitat for Humanity during the sixth annual National Women Build Week can learn key construction skills and tips. Lowe’s will host a free “how-to” clinics May 17 for women and men during National Women Build Week, an initiative of Habitat’s Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe’s. Habitat’s Women Build program empowers women to get actively involved with Habitat’s mission to help families in need of safe, decent and affordable housing. The Mother’s Day time frame was selected for its significance to many volunteers. Families with children make up a staggering number of those in need of adequate housing.

The free clinics are open to anyone interested in volunteering at any local Women Build site during National Women Build Week. Attendees will learn home construction basics and have the opportunity to practice new skills. The clinic, “How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools” will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 17, at Lowe’s of Roseville, 10201 Fairway Drive.

Anyone wishing to carpool should meet in the parking lot of Alta Sierra Pizza (corner of Highway 49 and Alta Sierra Drive) at 9 a.m.

To sign up for the clinic, contact Lorraine Larson at 530-274-1951.

Lowe’s contributed more than $1.75 million to National Women Build Week and provided $5,000 in Lowe’s gift cards to more than 300 participating affiliates. National Women Build Week is one of the major initiatives supported through Lowe’s five-year, $20 million pledge to Habitat for Humanity.

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The Union Updated May 8, 2013 08:50PM Published May 7, 2013 11:30PM Copyright 2013 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.