Hometown Habitat News

Fundraising open for annual women build

April 3rd, 2024 – Courtesty of Maddie Cutler at The Villages Daily Sun 

Habitat for Humanity Lake-Sumter is celebrating a milestone as community members begin fundraising for the 2024 Women Build event. 

The home being constructed for the Women Build event will be Habitat’s 300th house. 

Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity initiative that encourages women to participate in the construction of affordable housing. The Women Build initiative is important to both Habitat and the community because it inspires leadership and passion, Habitat development director Lacie Himes said. 

“The sphere of influence women hold in the community is different than men, and we are trying to elevate that perspective,” Himes said. “We also want to expose women to civic construction sites, because it might not be something they have ever done before and it leaves you feeling super empowered and motivated.”

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