Women Build Training Clinics

Monday, October 15, 2007

Hobe Sound, Florida — For women who want to build a village, but don’t know where to start, Habitat for Humanity of Martin County and Lowe’s have the answer. As the national underwriter for Habitat for Humanity International’s Women Build program, Lowe’s is hosting how-to clinics November 3, 2007 and December 1, 1007 at its 3620 SE Federal Highway store to help prepare women volunteers to build a Indiantown-area house this spring.
The free clinics not only teach women home construction basics, they provide extensive hands-on opportunities to practice these new skills. Each of the five clinics will help educate the volunteers on basic construction and tool safety techniques, enabling them to be confident and effective in their volunteer efforts with Habitat for Humanity. Among other things, women will have the opportunity to practice using power tools, framing walls and installing drywall.
Clinics will take place at Lowe’s, 3620 SE Federal Highway on the following dates:
How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools Sat. Nov. 3 2007 9am
How to Frame for Walls and Roofs
How to Install Exterior Siding
How to Install Insulation and Drywall Sat. Dec. 1, 2007 9am
How to Finish Interior with Paint and Trim  
To sign up for the clinics or to learn more about Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, interested volunteers should contact Ebonie Reid at 772-545-9225. Participation is limited. Registered volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and bring a ready-to-learn attitude. All supplies will be provided on site.
Lowe’s is a national partner with Habitat for Humanity International and is the national underwriter of Habitat’s Women Build program, which actively engages women in construction to address the problem of substandard housing.
With Lowe’s support women are redefining home making by building homes that move families out of substandard housing. Women Build is a program of Habitat for Humanity International. Lowe’s, a Fortune 50 company with more than 58 years in the business of home improvement, is the Women Build underwriter. For more information about Habitat for Humanity International’s Women Build program, visit www.habitat.org/wb.

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