Thousands of women volunteers across America join together annually to build a Habitat for Humanity home for a family in need. Women in the Mississippi capital area are joining hands, hearts and toolboxes in May and June to take part in Women Build 2015.
Women Build 2015 will provide Effic McDonald and her three children a decent and stable place to live. Their financial future will be brighter also because they will be accumulating equity in their home through a no-interest mortgage.
For Women Build 2015 to be a success, 150 volunteers will work seven Saturdays to construct the home. Donors and corporate sponsors are underwriting the entire cost for construction materials and site preparation.
Today, Whole Foods Market in Jackson will donate 5 percent of sales to Women Build. “Shoppers are encouraged to visit the store that day and help support this worthy cause,” said Maura Phillips, chairwoman of Women Build for Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area.
“Everyone deserves safe, decent housing, but not everyone can turn to the regular housing market,” she continued. “For many families, those doors are closed. Habitat for Humanity, however, provides an opportunity for 100% home ownership through an interest free mortgage — a leg up to a better life and brighter future.”
Jill Beneke, co-chairwoman, said Women Build for her represents women empowering other women. “We understand the importance of raising children in a decent environment. This is an opportunity for us to help another woman. We should do it!” Habitat for Humanity is also on twitter and Facebook.
— from staff and MBJ wire services
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