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Habitat for Humanity to observe Women Build Week

Women are invited to grab their hammers and volunteer during Habitat for Humanity's sixth annual National Women Build Week, May 4-12.

During that week, Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) and affiliates nationwide will host women build projects in partnership with Lowe's.

The program challenges women to come together and devote at least one day to building simple, affordable housing in their communities.

This is HFHDC's fourth year participating in Women Build Week, according to Lori Anderson, executive director.

HFHDC built its first complete Women Build home in 2012 and has designated Women Build days on the construction of five other homes.

Lowe's contributes more than $1.75 million to National Women Build Week, provides $5,000 gift cards to more than 300 affiliates and conducts how-to clinics to teach women construction skills that will empower them to support Habitat projects.

No construction skills are necessary. To volunteer or donate, call HFHDC at (320) 762-4255, e-mail or visit For information on National Women Build Week, visit