It’s been more than 25 years since I worked on my first Women Build house for Habitat for Humanity with the Americus, Georgia Habitat affiliate. That was less than a year after the first group of women in Charlotte, N.C., completed the first women-built Habitat house in 1991.
Back then, we were a group of women volunteers who wanted to do more than just sweep the floors and serve lunch. The seeds for Habitat’s Women Build program were planted and since then thousands of homes have been built by women around the world.
International Women Build Week is held the week leading up to International Women’s Day, this year it is March 1-8. Find a Habitat Women Build near you by clicking here.
If you can’t make it out that week to build, and have an RV, consider volunteering with the RV Care-A-Vanners. This is a great program for anyone who wants to build Habitat houses, meet good people and have fun doing it. The Care-A-Vanners welcome people of all ages, from all walks of life who want to pick up a hammer and help change lives.
“There are ample opportunities to learn and plenty of meaningful work for everyone. No previous construction experience is necessary.” Check out the list of available RV Care-A-Vanner Builds by clicking here.
For other posts about the Habitat RV Care-A-Vanners, click here.
You rock sister!