Habitat For Humanity 7th Women Build Miami
Miami Habitat is holding its seventh Women Build through December 3, 2011, in Liberty City. More than 200 women will come together to volunteer to build a home for partner family Tiara Armstrong and her five year old daughter Jamaria, just in time for the holidays. “My family was very happy and we cried tears of joy when we found out that I was accepted to the program,” said Armstrong. “Owning my own home will be a blessing!”
Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program underwritten by Lowe’s which brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions worldwide. Since the program’s inception in 1998, Women Build volunteers have constructed more than 1,800 houses, including six in Miami-Dade County.
Miami Habitat’s Women Build is in line with its ongoing Liberty City Shine campaign, which aims to build or rehab 90 homes in Liberty City in the coming year. Women Build recruits, educates and inspires women to build decent and affordable homes for low-income families in their communities. Many women come to the Women Build site without previous construction experience and find their inner Rosie the Riveter as they learn new skills and make a positive impact in the community. Their leadership and service are changing lives.