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Women leaders joined DuPage Habitat for Humanity to build community during Fall Women Build.

DuPage Habitat for Humanity hosted a Fall Women Build event on September 27, 28, and 29. At the event and work site, women came together to celebrate their strength and give back to other women in their community throughout three days of work.

The program invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. These few days are meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by many women in need across the country.

“We want to engage women of all skill levels to join their friends, families and neighbors to build up their communities and volunteer where women will gain invaluable skills to bring back and use in their everyday life,” said Sue Ward, Director of Development for DuPage Habitat.

Groups of women from ComEd, DuPage Medical Group, Girls Rock, and Keeneyville School District 20 came out to volunteer with the construction crew. Together they helped to build walls and finish important landscaping at the site. On the last day of Women Build, there was a small birthday celebration for a volunteer. With pink hard hats in place and other tools in tow, these women spent the day working hard and making a huge difference in the Hanover Park community.

DuPage Habitat planned to raise $25,716 through corporate sponsorships and individual donations. The event was a rousing success, with the goal surpassed by nearly $3,000. The final total was $28,080.

 

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