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|Milani Pimental||Colleen Maiura|
|Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity||Lowe’s Companies, Inc.|
|(808) 335-0296 ext. 113||704-758-2282|
Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s team up for
National Women Build Week
Local volunteers help build affordable housing in their communities
Hanapepe, HI May 11, 2014 – More than 13,000 volunteers are expected to partner with 300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country to help build affordable housing in their local communities in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 3-11. Now in its seventh year, National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing.
In Kekaha, on May 11, 2014 sixteen volunteers will work on the Eguchi family’s new home.
WHAT: Sixteen volunteers build home for local family in recognition of National Women Build Week
WHEN: Sunday, May 11, 2014
8:00 am Brief orientation and safety briefing
8:30 am Construction begins
3:00 pm Construction ends
WHO (INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPS):
- Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity, Stephen Spears, Executive Director
- Future Habitat homeowners Nelson and Marian Eguchi
WHERE: 7706 Iwipolena Street, Kekaha, HI
Traveling West on Hwy 50 (Kaumualii Hwy) turn right on Akialoa Road. Turn left on Iwipolena. House is at the end of the street on the left.
WHY: Habitat’s National Women Build program recruits, educates and inspires women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable homes in their communities. With a contribution of $1.75 million to National Women Build Week, Lowe’s will provide a $5,000 gift card to more than 300 participating affiliates.
About Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity
Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Through volunteer and homeowner labor, and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses. Kaua‘i Habitat features two main home building programs: New Home Construction Program and Repair and Renovation Program. Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity also operates ReStore®, which sells new and used discounted building and construction materials and household items. Proceeds from ReStore® support Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build decent, affordable housing. Since 1992, Kaua‘i Habitat has built 113 affordable homes and made critical repairs to 20 existing homes for Kaua‘i families whose household income is between 30-80% of the median Kaua`i income. Because the critical need for affordable housing continues to persist on our island, Kaua`i Habitat has pledged to scale up our capacity and build our next 100 homes before the next decade.
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 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 nearly $200 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 Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitat or at www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org/blog.