This month I participated in the the annual Women's Build for the Habitat for Humanity of Lansing. This event gives area women the opportunity to give back and make a difference by lending their hands at building a house.
It was grueling work, I must say. I sweated like I've never sweated before. Our team was tasked with building the walls and then insulating them. Lots of hammering, so much so that I had a blister on my thumb at the end of the day! But, sweating and blisters aside, I helped build a house for a family that otherwise could not have one. I will forever drive by this house and know that I helped make it happen. For that I will be forever grateful for the opportunity and cherish the memories made.
A little about the Habitat for Humanity Lansing Women Build. The first one was organized in 2000, and the female volunteers and staff were responsible for organizing every aspect of the build and the tradition as since continued on for the last 15 years. The Women Build program has three goals:
- Engage women with Habitat’s mission of working in partnership with low income families to provide affordable housing
- Teach women construction skills
- Raise funds in support of Habitat for Humanity’s homeownership program
I am honored that I was able to participate in this years build. We at WKAR are happy to help spread the word for our strong community partners, like Habitat for Humanity. If you have an event or program you need help with please contact me, Melissa Nay, at 517-884-4761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.