Women are digging in to help Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County, Inc. (HFHJC) make home ownership a reality for the Shockley family. The 240 Johnson County women crew will help this family build their home as a part of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. The first full build day is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12th. This house will add to the thousands of Habitat homes built by women throughout the United States. It is the first Women Build undertaken by HFHJC. The program gives women the opportunity to learn construction skills and to move children out of poverty housing. According to Census Bureau statistics, more than 12 million U.S. children – one out of every six – are living in poverty.
The Public and media are invited to attend this groundbreaking event on August 14th at 9:00am and will have the opportunity to interview participants following the ceremony.
HFHJC, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit. HFHJC was founded in 2006 and has built 11 houses in the Johnson County community.
Anyone interested in volunteering can go to the website, www.habitatjohnsoncounty.org, and complete the online volunteer form. Your name will be added to the wait list.