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My Town Wyoming: Working mother gets new home during National Women Build Week
My Town Wyoming: Working mother gets new home during National Women Build Week

WYOMING, Mich.—A working West Michigan mother is one step closer to owning her own home, thanks to a team of female volunteers.

Wyoming City Councilwoman Joanne Voorhees joined 15 other women last week for National Women Build Week.   The group, which included Lowe’s Heroes volunteers, worked to frame a Habitat for Humanity home at 1214 Rathbone Street SW in Wyoming’s Godfrey-Lee neighborhood.  The home is part of Habitat Kent’s Building Blocks Campaign to revitalize West Side neighborhoods.   The prospective homeowner, a working mother of two daughters, has also been working on the home, which should be complete in August.

Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008.  Each year, the home improvement retailer provides volunteers and construction clinics to support the program.  This year, Lowe’s also donated $1.75 million to National Women Build Week, including a $5,000 store gift card to Habitat for Humanity of Kent County.

Since its inception, the Women Build program has built more than 2,200 homes, with the help of more than 52,000 female volunteers.

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