March 12, 2020 –
Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County and Lowe’s Partner for International Women Build Week
Salisbury, Md. — During the week of March 1-7, women volunteers for Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County came together and raised their hammers for International Women Build week. Women Build Week is a weeklong multi-continent effort to build homes for low-income, hardworking families. Habitat for Humanity International, Lowe’s and approximately 6,000 women volunteers united in communities across the U.S., India and Canada for International Women Build Week to highlight the global need for safe and affordable housing.
“It is very important to us to not only make sure women feel empowered by using tools and building materials to help change the fabric of the community,” said Molly Hilligoss, director of Wicomico Habitat, “but also to highlight the challenges women in particular face in the housing market. We are grateful to Lowe’s for the support they have given.”
Habitat for humanity of Wicomico County was selected along with 234 other locations to receive $5,000 grants from the International Women Build Week program from Lowe’s. This event marked the beginning construction stages for the home that will eventually be sold at a 0% interest mortgage to Dolores Jones, a hardworking single mother with a teen daughter.
Despite challenging weather, groups of volunteers from the Salisbury Lowe’s, Perdue Farms, M&T Bank, and the Salisbury Rollergirls came out to help with the exterior framing for the new build.