San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity 2017 Women Build

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:                          

Lindsey Lottie

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity

(626) 387-6899 x18

marketing@sgvhabitat.org

Sarah Lively

Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

(704) 758-4863

sarah.f.lively@lowes.com

 

California State Senator Carol Liu (December 2008 – November 2016) and City of Glendale Mayor Paula Devine (July 2014 – Present), San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s team up to build homes for Habitat’s 10th annual National Women Build Week in Pasadena.

San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s invite women to join Habitat’s 10th annual National Women Build Week.

Thousands of volunteers to build homes nationwide alongside future homeowners May 11 through 13.

Azusa (April 1, 2017) – San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity (SGV Habitat) and Lowe’s invite women to build alongside future homeowners during the 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 6 through 14. San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity, is one of 300 Habitat organization’s nationwide hosting Women Build projects during Mother’s Day week, May 6 through 14, with the support from Lowe’s, a longtime partner in the event. San Gabriel Valley Habitat will participate May 11 – 13th at the Desiderio build site in Pasadena: 605-695 Westminster Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105.

National Women Build Week brings together women to devote at least one day to building decent affordable housing for low-income families in their local communities. Nearly 100,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered in previous years. And we are excited to participate in the 10th annual National Women Build Week!

“We are excited to participate in the 10th annual National Women Build Week,” said Dr. Sonja L. Yates, Executive Director of San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity. “This is a great opportunity for women of all skill levels to come together to help a family build a stable place they can call home; impacting generations to come. We are grateful to Lowe’s for their financial and volunteer support.”

Come out and be part of the movement! The Women Build program provides a female-friendly work site that empowers women to take leadership roles and learn new skills while building a home with a hard-working family. Women Build is supported by diverse groups of women who join together to raise funds and build.

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008. Each year, the company provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes volunteers and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. This year, Lowe’s contributed nearly $2 million to National Women Build Week. Since its partnership began in 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 6,500 families improve their living conditions.

No construction skills are necessary to participate in this year’s project. To volunteer or donate, call Kathy Karimi at (626) 387-6899 x17, or email volunteernow@sgvhabitat.org. For more information on National Women Build Week, visit www.sgvhabitat.org/womenbuild.

 

About San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity (SGV Habitat) began in 1990 under John “ACE” Cain’s visionary leadership as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. To learn more, visit sgvHabitat.org.

SGV Habitat has been recognized with Charity Navigator’s 4-star rating for excellence in sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency for nine consecutive years (2008-2016), placing SGV Habitat in the top 1% of all nonprofit organizations evaluated by Charity Navigator. In 2016, SGV Habitat earned 100%, a perfect score!

For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit our website sgvHabitat.org. Inquiries also can be made at info@sgvhabitat.org or by calling (626) 387-6899. 400 S. Irwindale Avenue, Azusa, CA 91702 (626) 387-6899 Fax: (626) 387-6890

 

About Habitat for Humanity International

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

 

About Lowe’s in the Community

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowe’s Open House digital newsroom or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.

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2017 Women Build Press Release docx

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