Women volunteer with Habitat for Humanity heading into Mother's Day
MT. MORRIS TWP., Mich.-- Thousands across the country are rolling up their sleeves building homes for people in need.
It's Habitat For Humanity's National Women Build Week.
The week before Mother's Day is usually all about getting ready to celebrate mom.
Now dozens of Habitat For Humanity volunteers in Genesee County are doing something different.
They're celebrating early by helping turn this plot of land into a home.
Leonia Lowe- Valley and Judy Mosier from the UAW Local 598 both have Sunday plans.
But for now they're putting off the pre-Mother's Day hustle and bustle, instead focusing on helping.
“I think it's phenomenal and motivational to see the women want to give their support to their communit,” Leonia said.
This week dozens of Genesee County women will join them and build something from nothing during National Women's Build Week.
“It makes them more appreciative as mothers and as daughters also,” Leonia said.
Habitat For Humanity Volunteer Coordinator Jacques Doucet says this construction site will turn into a new home for a veteran who's also a woman.
“One of the most exciting things is on the site with volunteers seeing them show up and giving them a task they wouldn't normally think they could ever do and then within 10 minutes they're doing things they would have never thought they'd ever do,” he said.
Now these volunteers are showing the week before Mother's Day can also bring a life reminder.
“Be stronger and just keep going to build myself be a phenomenal woman,” Leonia said.
National Women's Build Week sponsored by Lowe's goes through Saturday.
Over the years volunteers have helped build 200 Habitat Houses in Genesee County.
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