I was compensated by Lowes to participate in the National Women Build Week kick-off but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Last week I crossed something off my bucket list: I got to participate in building a home with Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s to kick off National Women Build Week!
May 2-8 is National Women Build Week, a week where Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity partner together to empower thousands of women across the country to come together to help eliminate poverty housing. This year, Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity will build and repair 1000 homes with families in need so they’ll have somewhere to call home by the holidays! Isn’t that awesome? So many families will benefit from this one week!
Our evening was kicked off with a welcome from the mayor of Euless and an introduction to Shelby and her children. Shelby and her family will be moving into the home we worked on that night.
It was so neat to be able to meet Shelby, hear a little of her story, and help her build a home for her family!
We gathered in the parking lot of Lowe’s and got busy framing the house. We started the evening with a parking lot full of lumber and made such amazing progress.
Shelby worked alongside us …
… and as the evening went along, a house slowly but surely went up.
By the end of our time together, the framed home was standing in the parking lot, with doors and windows framed in place and rooms visible. I had no idea we’d make that much progress in so little time and it was incredibly fulfilling to see it all come together, knowing that we were working together to build a dream for a deserving family.
In addition to framing the house, we also made colorful DIY wooden doormats for Habitat homes …
… and enjoyed some themed snacks and treats!
I loved being part of something that will have a lifelong impact for a family and can’t wait to jump in on another build with Lowes and Habitat for Humanity!
Have you ever volunteered with Habitat for Humanity? Join in for National Women Build Week!