Women Build ready to BUILD!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Stuart, Florida---On Saturday, November 22,   Martin County women, young girls and local Girl Scouts filled the hockey arena at Halpatiokee Park to gain construction skills and socialize with fellow Power Women and girls.   Women Build is in its second year in Martin County with construction to begin January 2009 in Indiantown.


Janet Rosado, a single mother of three young children has been named the 2009 Women Build recipient and will live across the street from last year’s recipient Patricia Malone.  Janet is a six year employee with the Martin County Library system.  She also attends Indian River State College and volunteers for the YMCA in Indiantown.


Women Build is looking for area women volunteers for on-site construction and financial support.  “The hardworking and enterprising women in Martin County are invited to participate and we will train and engage you, “ said Ebonie Reid, Director of Volunteer Programs.   Thousands of houses have been built by women crews around the world – by the end of 2008, more than 1,400 homes since Women Build’s official creation in 1998. Each year, hundreds more homes are added as  donors and sponsors discover the impact of women volunteers and their resources.


Habitat for Humanity of Martin County is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization that extends the opportunity to purchase simple, decent, affordable homes to local families who would not otherwise have that chance. Three key resources are necessary in order to make homeownership a reality for Habitat partner families:  funds, volunteers and advocacy.

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