|In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, construction crews of female volunteers will be pounding nails and raising walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, April 30-May 8.
To help volunteers get a jump-start on their building skills, Lowe’s, underwriter of Women Build and sponsor of National Women Build Week, is hosting “how-to” clinics Saturday, April 30 at its Murfreesboro and Smyrna stores.
The Women Build program recruits, educates and inspires women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities.
Lowe’s is committing more than $1.3 million to National Women Build Week and providing $5,000 Lowe’s store gift cards and event support materials to more than 250 Habitat affiliates.
Lowe’s has also developed an 18-piece women’s toolkit under the Habitat Women Build brand and will pay 10 percent of the product’s net sales to Habitat for Humanity.
Women Build how-to clinics are open to women interested in volunteering at any local Women Build.
There is no cost to enroll and Lowe’s provides all supplies. Each clinic, led by Lowe’s store employees, will teach home construction basics to volunteers and offer opportunities to practice new skills.
Women will also learn tool safety tips. The clinics are designed to help build the confidence volunteers need on the build site.
The free clinic will take place at Lowe’s, 1825 Old Fort Pkwy in Murfreesboro and 410 Genie Lane in Smyrna on the following date:
• How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools from 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 30
To sign up for the clinic, interested volunteers should contact Terri Shultz, the Director of Programs, at 615-890-5877 x4.
Each clinic is limited to 25 participants. Registered volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and come ready to learn. All supplies will be provided on-site.