BURLINGTON, NC -- Their t-shirts read, "We'd rather build it than clean it." It means house, and the house they're building is a Habitat For Humanity home for a Triad woman who needs one.
Tuesday marked the start of Habitat For Humanity of Alamance County's annual Women's Build. Now through Friday, volunteer groups will start raising the walls on a house on Malone Rd. in Burlington. The Habitat for Humanity client who'll eventually live there is Wokie Tayne, a single mom of four. She immigrated from Africa 20 years ago but has never owned a home. Thanks to this project, her dream will become a reality.
The Women's Build doesn't exclude men but encourages women to be the primary builders.
"A lot of women don't feel comfortable in the construction setting, so we set aside all week to invite women to come out and work alongside families to help them build their house," said Cathy Lamb, the Habitat Alamance associate director.
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To sign up to volunteer, call the Habitat For Humanity of Alamance County's office: 336-222-8191 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Women's Build has various volunteer openings through Saturday. Each volunteer shift runs 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
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