IOWA CITY, IA. -- Mary Palmberg and Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers will be among more than 50 volunteers to join Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity to address the need for affordable housing in the Iowa City area as part of Habitat’s National Women Build Week, May 2-10.
National Women Build Week is a weeklong event created by Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program that challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. The week also spotlights the homeownership challenges faced by women. Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million to this year’s National Women Build Week and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills.
WHAT: Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Heroes observing National Women Build Week by constructing the walls of the future Women Build home
WHEN: Friday, May 8 in two shifts: 12:30-3:30pm and 4:30-7:30pm
WHERE: 1603 Prairie du Chien in Iowa City
WHO: Mary Palmberg, Iowa Valley Habitat staff, and community volunteers
More than 300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates are hosting Women Build events this year.
About Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
With a foundation in ecumenical Christian principles, Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity (IVHFH), a tax-exempt, non-profit housing organization, unites diverse communities to build, rehabilitate and maintain safe, decent and affordable homes for hard-working families in Cedar, Iowa, Johnson and Washington Counties. Each home Iowa Valley Habitat builds has a variety of aspects that make them extremely energy efficient, helping the environment and ensuring that the new Partner Family will spend less on utility bills.
Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity
2401 Scott Blvd. SE Iowa City, IA 52240