More than 10,000 women will raise their hammers at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week this spring.

Now in its seventh year, National Women Build challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County (HFHWC) is seeking women interested in working on its fifth annual Women Build home.

Habitat Williamson will hold a kickoff event at Cozymel’s tonight from 6p-8p and welcomes anyone who is interested in learning more about volunteering on this build. Those who would like join the build, but can’t make the kickoff event can contact Jennee Galland at [email protected] or 615-550-5617.

At 6:45p, there will be a short presentation about the Women Build and tips on fundraising for the event. Veteran Women Build participants will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. The sponsorship cost of the home is $70,000.  Each lady who participates has a fundraising goal of $250 to go toward the cost of the house, and a volunteer goal of at least 1 day. To help participants raise money, a toolkit is provided with ideas and step-by-step instructions on how to raise the funds. In addition, Lowe’s and HFHWC will also offer optional, in-store workshops on Saturday mornings prior to the build to help participants learn skills for the build site. No prior experience in either fundraising or house-building is necessary.

Construction starts April 12, and the home will be built in Columbia, TN.

Habitat Williamson asks that attendees RSVP at

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Andrea has always loved the written word. She holds a B.A. in Journalism and a Masters in Creative Writing, both from Belmont University. Both sides of her family have lived in Williamson County for generations, so writing for Williamson Source is the perfect fit. She loves to hear stories of what Williamson County was like when her parents and grandparents were young and to write about this ever evolving county is truly special for her.