Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build to construct more South Apopka homes


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Women Build volunteers from throughout Central Florida will come together to build stronger, safer communities on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, 8:15 a.m.-2 p.m. in Arbor Bend in South Apopka, 1221 S. Washington Ave.

Though no opening ceremony will be held on Friday, there will still be a safety briefing on Saturday at 8:15 a.m. before the build starts.

Women Build provides the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities through building and constructing a home. No experience is necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, and alongside other volunteers and future Habitat Greater Orlando homeowners.

Though targeted to women, Women Build is open to all volunteers.

“Habitat Greater Orlando Women Build initiatives in partnership with Lowe’s encourages women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing,” said Catherine Steck McManus, president/CEO of Habitat Greater Orlando. “Hosting the event during the week leading up to Mother’s Day reinforces the message that every woman can make a difference. Whether learning new skills or simply adding a few to their tool belt, participants are inspired and empowered to improve our community.”

Arbor Bend is Habitat Greater Orlando’s third planned community, which will feature 34 homes upon its completion in 2019.