Women getting ready to build
Habitat for Humanity's Women Build will give new meaning to the term 'home-maker' in the Comox Valley.
Habitat for Humanity is looking for women of all skill levels to help out with their upcoming Women Build on Piercy Avenue near Eighth Street in Courtenay. Here, women of the Comox Valley are invited to help construct a home for a local, deserving family.
From novice to expert, all women are welcome — even those who've never picked up a hammer before.
"The only thing required is enthusiasm and the desire to effect positive change in the community," said Maureen Miller, director of people and communications at Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North.
There are endless volunteer and fundraising opportunities and training will be provided.
Of course, women with skilled trades are also needed.
Women are welcome to join as individuals, as part of a team, or they can start a team and invite friends and family to join.
After joining Women Build, teams and individuals will set their fundraising goals, collect donations and get ready to help out at the construction site.
Habitat for Humanity is a charity that gives families a hand up, not a handout, by providing them with an opportunity to purchase a home for a reasonable price. Habitat is gearing up to build six homes in the Comox Valley in 2012.
To arrange an interview about Women Build or any of Habitat for Humanity's upcoming builds in the Comox Valley, contact: Maureen Miller at 250-334-3777 or e-mail email@example.com.
— Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North