Habitat for Humanity to build a home in SE Austin

Habitat for Humanity National Women Build Week (KEYE TV)

A group of volunteers put hammers to wood and help build a new home for a deserving family. This is part of Habitat for Humanity's Women Build program which encourages women to dedicate their time to assisting in the building of homes for families in need of affordable housing.

"Affordability is a crisis right now in Austin and so being able to give families a home that they can afford and still be able to afford other things that they need to live medical expenses school for their children groceries for their you know their house," Erin Samson, VP of Development, Habitat for Humanity.

This year's Women Build week is April 30th through May 8th.

The week kicked off with a Girls Night Build at a Lowe's in South Austin.

Habitat for Humanity's mission is twofold. Families receive a new home with a little sweat equity and volunteers learn the construction and skills it takes to build a home.

During National Women Build Week more than 17,000 volunteers from Lowe's, Habitat for Humanity across 300 communities build 650 homes.

Habitat for Humanity wants to help 1,000 families unlock the door to a safe and stable home before the holiday season.

On May 7th, volunteers in Austin will help build a home at 712 Egger Street.

Things kick off at 8:00 a.m.

Habitat for Humanity is always looking for volunteers and help in fundraising.

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