Chattanooga Takes Part In National Women Build Week

Thursday, May 1, 2014
More than 13,000 volunteers are expected to partner with 300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country to help build affordable housing in their local communities in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 3-11. Now in its seventh year, National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day to the effort to eliminate poverty housing and beautify neighborhoods.
 
In Chattanooga on Saturday, longtime event partner Lowe’s will also offer in-store how-to clinics where more than 20 female volunteers will learn skills in preparation to beautify a home, which is a part of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area’s recently launched Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, A Brush with Kindness.
  Presently, revitalization efforts through the A Brush with Kindness program are focused in Chattanooga’s Bushtown Neighborhood.
 
After the 90-minute training session, the group of volunteers will travel to Bushtown to complete beautification projects on the home owned by Stephanie Corban at 612 N. Holly. 
 

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