Women put up Habitat home for 'National Women Build Week'

May 11, 2017 06:05 PM

A sense of community and accomplishment: That's what motivated the building of decent and affordable housing in Rochester on Thursday.

"Lowe's Heroes" joined the Flower City Habitat for Humanity for its tenth annual National Women Build Week. The initiative was first launched in 2008 to empower women to advocate for affordable housing and to spotlight their homeownership challenges.

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Thursday, women were invited to help families build inexpensive homes to support those in the local communities.

"As Carol said, we're here to support the kids and the families, to give people a safe place, a happy place," says Dulcy Lecour, volunteer builder, "to live and to grow and to build their families. And we're here for our community. Yes!"

This year, more than 17,000 women were expected to volunteer at construction sites as part of Habitat's 2017 National Women Build Week."


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