EVENT DATE: May 06, 2017
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Jul 01, 2017
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: Jun 24, 2017
Across our community, women and children are the most impacted by substandard living conditions. The Knoxville Habitat Women Build is your opportunity to join hundreds of other women in spotlighting the housing challenges local women face and at the same time help to build a safe, permanent home for a special mother and her family.
You are invited to devote one day (or more!) to help a local family build their home. Join us, and invite your friends! We’ll kick off on Saturday, May 6th, and for six Saturdays women will unite for a common purpose, overcome challenges and raise awareness to the barriers that women face in securing affordable homes.
In 2016, over 200 women worked together to raise more than $25,000 toward building a home for Irina and her family. Priceless volunteer hours were contributed, and permanent friendships were made.
With your support of the 2017 Women Build, we can continue empowering women to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance in the community we share.
About the family:
Kendra tears up when she begins explaining why having a home of her own is important. “To have not just a house, but a home, and it will be mine! My kids have seen me struggle to keep a roof over their heads. I applied to Habitat for them, and I stuck with it for them, too.”
Kendra has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for over 7 years. The tiny two bedroom house that she’s rented is in need of tremendous repairs that her landlord will not make. Kendra has been doing what she can on her own just to keep the house safe and vermin-free, but she is constantly finding holes to patch in order to keep rats out of the house.
When Kendra began taking the homeowner education classes, she knew it was the beginning of a turnaround for her and her three children. She is so excited that, in just a few months, her children will have a new home where they can be proud to bring friends over.
Women Build Schedule
May 6th - Blitz - Exterior walls and trusses
May 13th - Set Trusses and deck roof
May 20th - Interior walls and roofing
June 3rd - Vinyl Siding
June 17th - Interior Painting
June 24th - Trim and Cabinets