Thursday, March 12, 2020

Construction sight

Volunteers turned out in droves last week during the Habitat for Humanity International Women Build Week at a home site in Inkster. Among the volunteers was 12th District Wayne County Commissioner Glenn Anderson who noted that twice as many volunteers as in the photo worked at the day-long event. The week took place March 1 through 8, the week leading up to International Women's Day. The event calls on women across the globe to raise a hammer to spotlight the need for safe and affordable housing and provides the tools for women to empower and educate themselves about skills used when repairing and restoring homes. This year, approximately 6,000 women volunteers in more than 235 communities in the United States, India and Canada participated with the goal to build and improve 540 homes while raising awareness of housing issues facing women and their families.