Starting Saturday, more than 17,000 women, in over 300 communities across the country, will join together and volunteer at build sites during National Women Build Week. Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity launched the annual event in 2008 to educate, inspire and empower women to take action and advocate for affordable housing in their community.
One inspiring story involves Lowe’s employee Repeka Wilson. Wilson was a stay-at-home mom with two children when her life changed overnight after her husband’s death in 2009. Her foundation was shaken, yet she needed to still raise her family.
Wilson began working at Lowe’s in Sacramento and shortly after, she was introduced to Habitat for Humanity. Eight years later and she is now a homeowner. Her daughter, Hillary, has graduated from Stanford University, her son is a rising freshman at San Jose State University and Wilson is not only head cashier at Lowe’s but also sits on the board of the neighborhood’s Habitat Homeowners Association.
Lowe’s believes that a safe, stable home is a source of strength, pride and security for families. Families like the Wilsons.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, or to volunteer at a Women Build project near your community, visit the National Women Build Week page.