Habitat for Humanity Niagara to start first Women Build project

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Habitat for Humanity Niagara is preparing for its first Women Build, from May through September in Welland, where volunteers will construct semi-detached homes for two families.

Niagara Construction Association (NCA) past president Tara Christensen is quoted in this Welland Tribune article describing the initiative: Women’s work: Habitat plans all-female project.

NCA general manager Karin Sheldrick reports that Yvonne Hendriks (Homes by Hendriks) and Christensen (PEC Roof maintenance) are co-chairing the build.

Steering committee members include:

Anne Lennard-Otto – Distinctive Designs & Cabinetry Inc; Melanie Patterson – Walker Industries; Kylie Boyd – Kylie Boyd Consulting; Sarah Edwards – Cotton Inc.; Carl Ryan – Cotton Inc; Sherri Smith – Regional Doors & Hardware; Tisha Polocko – GNCC WIN Committee & St. Catharines Downtown Associationand Site Supervisors:  Ben Obdeyn – MaBo Westside Construction, Frank Memme – Mountainview Homes.

Habitat for Humanity seeks “businesses, organizations and volunteers to participate in the Women Buildby donating funds, products and services to build the semi-detached home,” Sheldrick says.

For more information about how to contribute, see the relevant page on the Habitat for Humanity Niagara website.

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