Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley and Lowe’s unite women to spotlight need for safe and affordable housing through home builds and repairs during International Women Build Week
WHAT: Habitat for Humanity International, Lowe’s, and approximately 6,000 women volunteers will unite in more than 235 communities in the United States, India, and Canada for International Women Build Week from March 1-8 to highlight the global need for safe and affordable housing. A prelude to International Women’s Day, the global event aims to build and repair nearly 540 homes while raising awareness of housing issues facing women and their families.
Habitat and Lowe’s are providing the tools for women to empower and educate themselves on skills used when repairing and restoring homes. By using the hashtag #BuildHer to share inspirational stories, experiences, and ways to positively impact communities, Habitat and Lowe’s are uniting women for a central goal of encouraging and building each other up.
In Fremont, volunteers will be gathering at Central Commons, a 30-home affordable development nearing completion in the Centerville neighborhood. Women will be installing drywall and trim, as well as painting and landscaping, to help prepare these homes for their future homeowners.
WHEN: Saturday, March 7th from 8:30a.m. to 4p.m.
WHERE: 4369 Central Avenue, Fremont – street parking available on Central Avenue
VISUAL: Women volunteers installing drywall and trim, painting, and landscaping. Best windows for photos: 9:30-11am, 1:30-3pm
DIRECTIONS: From 880-S: Take the CA-84/Thornton Ave. exit. Stay on Thornton Ave., turn right onto Blacow Rd. Turn left onto Central Ave. Central Commons will be on the left.
From 880-N: Take the CA-84 E/Thornton Ave. exit. Keep right to stay on Thornton Ave. Turn right onto Blacow Rd. Turn left onto Central Ave. Central Commons will be on the left.
Adriana Echols, AmeriCorps National Volunteer Coordinator of Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley
BACKGROUND: The Lowe’s partnership with Habitat began in 2003; since then, the company has committed more than $71.1 million to support the nonprofit, impacting the lives of Habitat homeowners worldwide. Lowe's support of Habitat’s Women Build has helped build, renovate or repair more than 5,325 homes with the support of more than 138,000 women volunteers.
Patti Wang Cross, PR & Events Manager, Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley
510.219.0088 - PWCross@HabitatEBSV.org
About Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley
As an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley believes in a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We create opportunities for families to transform their lives, gaining the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build a better future. Working together as a community, we build homes with affordable mortgages, repair and renovate existing homes, counsel first-time homebuyers, and revitalize neighborhoods in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara counties. For more information, please visit HabitatEBSV.org or call 866.450.4432.
About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s has supported the communities where its associates live and work for more than 70 years. As a FORTUNE®50 home improvement company, Lowe’s is committed to creating safe, affordable housing and helping to develop the next generation of skilled trade experts through nonprofit partnerships. Across every community we serve, Lowe’s associates donate their time and expertise through the Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program. For the latest news, visit corporate.lowes.com/newsroom or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.