— Evening build will bring together women volunteers to frame 10 homes nationwide under the lights —
INDIANAPOLIS – On April 28, more than 50 women will join Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity to frame a house under the lights in a Lowe’s parking lot. Lowe’s and local Habitat organizations are hosting Girls’ Night Out events in 10 cities: Atlanta, Austin, Cincinnati, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Indianapolis, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Raleigh-Durham, San Diego and Seattle-Tacoma. More than 400 women, including Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers, will build alongside Habitat homeowner families at the Girls’ Night Out evening build events, helping to kick off Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week.
Now in its ninth year, Habitat’s National Women Build Week will bring together more than 17,000 women volunteers nationwide from April 30 to May 8 to lend their hands and skills to help 650 families build strength and stability through shelter. National Women Build Week drives momentum toward the goal Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s launched this year to help build or repair 1,000 homes by the holidays.
Lowe’s donated $2 million to Habitat’s 2016 National Women Build Week and will provide the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers to more than 300 Habitat locations hosting National Women Build Week activities this year.
From April 28-May 31, customers may make donations to Habitat for Humanity in Lowe’s stores in the Greater Indianapolis area. One hundred percent of every donation made in participating stores will benefit Habitat for Humanity and families in our community and across the U.S.
WHAT: Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Heroes kick off National Women Build Week with Girls’ Night Out. Women volunteers will build all of the walls for the Anthony family 5-bedroom home.
WHEN: Thursday, April 28 from 5 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Girls’ Night Out will take place in the parking lot of the Avon Lowe’s store, 7893 East US Hwy 36, Avon, Ind.
WHO: Erlana Larkins, Indiana Fever forward; Brittney Anthony, future Habitat Homeowner; Lowe’s Heroes employees; Jim Morris, Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity; 2016 Women Build advisory committee members
About Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity unites the community with people in need to provide the life-changing opportunity to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Habitat for Humanity is committed to eliminating poverty housing and making decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. To accomplish these goals, Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families and individuals in need.
Since 1987, Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 850 families globally relocate from substandard and poverty housing into simple, decent, and affordable homes. More than 525 of these homeowners are here in our community of Greater Indianapolis and 340 in Central America. The foundations laid by Habitat go far beyond the physical structure of a home. Habitat for Humanity is creating stable foundations in all areas of life – impacting future generations. To learn more or get involved, visit indyhabitat.org.
About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.
About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.