All women volunteer crew to build house on McKinley St. for family in need

All women volunteer crew to build house on McKinley St. for family in need

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge has plans to build a home this fall with the help of an all female crew volunteer crew.

Women Build 2016 will begin Saturday, October 15 with a Blessing of the Build at 8 a.m. Volunteers will continue to work on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. until the dedication of the home some time in early 2017. The home will be built at 269 East McKinley St.

Women Build, an initiative of Habitat for Humanity International, brings together all kinds of women to address the issue of mothers and their children living in poverty. They aim to address this by building safe, affordable homes for those families. Katherine Hall is the Women Build partner who will be working with the volunteers to build her home. She was determined to become a homeowner and has been working with Habitat for Humanity for nearly a year and has been attending homeowner classes.

"Women Build brings a diverse group of women together to help other women rise above poverty housing and gain independence. Women Build empowers women to provide their families with safe, decent, affordable homes," said Lynn Clark, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge.

All female volunteers are welcome. For information on scheduling a day to volunteer, contact Kristen Lastrapes at kristen@habitatbrla.org.

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