Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County and Lowe's are calling for women across Bucks County to get involved in their community during National Women Build Week 2018
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Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County and Lowe's are calling for women across Bucks County to get involved in their community during National Women Build Week 2018
More than 18,000 women construction volunteers unite nationwide to build up their communities with Habitat homeowners

Sponsor: Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County & Lowe's
Author: Colleen Brink, c.brink@habitatbucks.org, 215-822-2812 x302

For the 11th year, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's are engaging women nationwide to work together to build Habitat homes during this year's National Women Build Week from May 5-13. In preparation for the build week, Habitat Bucks and Lowe's are asking women to get involved by signing up to volunteer and build.

"We're excited to partner with Lowe's to educate, inspire and empower women to advocate for housing solutions, and help Habitat homeowners by building or improving an affordable place they can call home," said Florence Kawoczka, Executive Director of Habitat Bucks. "We want to engage women of all skill levels to join their friends, families and neighbors to build up their communities. And through volunteering, women will gain invaluable skills to bring back and use in their everyday life."

"Lowe's is in the business of helping people improve and maintain their homes," said James Frison, Lowe's Director of Community Relations. "Lowe's Heroes have helped build hundreds of Habitat homes across the country and National Women Build Week is another chance for Lowe's to reinforce our long-standing commitment to Habitat, Women Build and communities where our employees and customers live and work.

On May 9-12 local volunteers will be fully renovating a three bedroom home in Levittown. Anyone interested in building should email volunteer@habitatbucks.org

National Women Build Week, a nationwide initiative created by Habitat for Humanity and Lowe's in 2008, has brought together more than 117,000 all-women construction volunteers to build or repair homes with nearly 5,000 families over the past 10 years. This year, Lowe's donated nearly $2 million to Habitat for Humanity to support the 2018 National Women Build Week, which is set to take place in 300 communities nationwide.

Habitat and Lowe's encourage all women to volunteer—no construction skills or experience in Habitat builds necessary. To learn more about National Women Build Week, visit Habitat.org/wb.

Since Lowe's national partnership with Habitat for Humanity began in 2003, the home improvement company has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 6,500 families improve their living conditions.

About Habitat Bucks:

Founded in 1990, Habitat for Humanity of Bucks County's mission is Building Communities, Empowering Families. Since then, it has built or fully renovated 111 affordable homes in Bucks County through its Homeownership Program, which provides an opportunity for low-income families to build strength, stability and self-reliance by partnering with Habitat. Its home repair program makes interior and exterior repairs to help aging and disabled individuals remain safe in their own homes. Revenue from Habitat Bucks ReStores provides a source of sustainable funding for the construction and repair of homes. Habitat Bucks has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to volunteer to lend a helping hand. For more information, call 215.822.2812 or visit www.habitatbucks.org.

About Lowe's in the Community

Lowe's, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe's and the Lowe's Gives Foundation together have contributed more than $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe's Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.

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