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Below is just a sampling of Women Build media coverage from across the United States.

2015 National Women Build Week blogs

From May 2-10, 2015, an estimated 15,000 women volunteered at least one day at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country during National Women Build Week. Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008 and each year provides volunteers and conducts how-to clinics at stores. This year, Lowe’s contributed nearly $2 million to National Women Build Week. 

Lowe’s employee Dawn Jessen works on the roof of a Habitat home in Orlando, Florida, during National Women Build Week 2015.

Here are some highlights from this year’s event:

Orlando, Florida
‘It’s all about the kids and mothers’

Sacramento, California
Painting the town pink: Neighborhood Revitalization never looked so good

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Build aloha, live aloha

Mankato, Minnesota
Minnesota Women Build crews get the job done

Jonesboro, Georgia 
A birthday gift to remember 

Kansas City, Kansas
Why we build


2014 National Women Build Week blogs

More than 13,000 volunteers partnered with 300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the United States to help build affordable housing in their local communities in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 3-11. For the past seven years, National Women Build Week has challenged women to devote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing.

National Women Build Week volunteer Mary Cunningham installs siding at a build hosted by Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills (North Carolina). (Habitat for Humanity of the NC Sandhills/Nicole Carbon)

Here are stories from some of the 2014 events: 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Trailblazing single mother to become first homeowner in her family 

Cookeville, Tennessee
Building hope in Putnam County

Warner Robins, Georgia 
Transforming lives with Women Build

Moss Point, Mississippi
‘I just feel wonderful and loved, and I am blessed’

Canton, Massachusetts
Interior designer, HGTV host Taniya Nayak teams up with Habitat 

Tampa, Florida 
If you need something done, you know who to ask


2013 National Women Build Week blogs

More than 300 U.S. Habitat affiliates and 10,000 women participated in the sixth annual National Women Build Week, May 4-12. Here are stories from some of these events.

Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Birmingham (Ala.)

Mandeville, Louisiana
Mothers make a house into a home 

Kingston, Rhode Island
Women Build volunteer returns to where she started

Lowell, Massachusetts
Women get a chance to shine

Orlando, Florida 
Dreams come true for homeowners

Hagerstown, Maryland
Rainy weather doesn’t dampen volunteer spirit 


2012 National Women Build Week blogs

Read the diary entries below for reports from Habitat volunteers and staff who participated in the fifth annual National Women Build Week.

National Women Build Week 2012 volunteers

Birmingham, Alabama
Tornado victim receives a new home through Women Build

Rochester, New York
Continuing the National Women Build Week spirit year round

Las Vegas, Nevada
Volunteers lay the foundation for a new home

Des Moines, Iowa
Women of color come together for refugee family

Detroit, Michigan
Detroit celebrated NWBW in style

Baltimore, Maryland
Volunteers excited about focus on women

Paterson, New Jersey
Volunteer discovers she can make a difference

Green Bay, Wisconsin
New friendships and frames are formed in Wisconsin

Huntington, West Virginia
Huntington Area Habitat answers all the right questions

Asheville, North Carolina
FlyLady livens things up in North Carolina


2011 National Women Build Week blogs

Check out the daily diary entries below for first-hand reports from volunteers, staff and partner families involved in Habitat’s third annual National Women Build Week.

Throughout the United States, women took to the worksite during National Women Build Week 2011

Saturday, May 7
Celebrating Mother’s Day with Habitat

Thursday, May 5
New and veteran volunteers join Detroit’s Green Build

Wednesday, May 4
‘Ready, Set, Build’ in Paterson

Tuesday, May 3
Former TV star Lisa Whelchel helps promote NWBW

Monday, May 2
Florida volunteers beat the heat for Habitat families

Sunday, May 1
Women Build conquers Lake Forest A Brush with Kindness Project

Saturday, April 30
Volunteers ‘doing God’s work’ through home repair

Friday, April 29
National Women Build Week begins


2010 National Women Build Week 2010

National Women Build Week 2010
Women across the U.S. lend their voices and hands to National Women Build Week 2010. 


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