‘National Women Build Week’ brings women out for Habitat for Humanity

Event supports ‘Home for the Holidays' project

It’s National Women Build Week and to celebrate, local women were showing off their carpentry skills in La Crosse Saturday.

As part of the La Crosse Area Habitat for Humanity, women from all over the area put their hammers to good use building homes and addressing the need for affordable housing in the community. More than 300 Habitat organizations throughout the county hosted a ‘Women Build’ project alongside Lowe’s, Habitat’s partner in the annual event.

One volunteer says it’s important to give back to their community.

“It’s huge to get women out there and building because if we don’t target women we’re missing 50% of the volunteers out there. Just general safety knowledge, all that kind of stuff, definitely huge, and then volunteer work, just investing in the community that you’re a part of I think is super important,” said Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Celia Mueller.

This year the project will support ‘Home for the Holidays,’ a nationwide initiative by Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity to work alongside 1,000 families to help them build or repair their homes in time for the holidays.