Women Build Day

Published: May. 4, 2019 at 7:15 PM CDT
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Two homes are slowly on their way to becoming energy efficient living quarters for future families. Through Habitat for Humanity's 12th annual Woman Build Day, 50 female volunteers set the foundations of two homes Saturday. Insulated concrete forms covered up the holes previously dug for the new homes, and the next step is pouring cement. That process begins next week, but participants relished the opportunity to learn how these homes will form. It was also encouraging to provide for future families, but volunteers said it expands opportunities for women.

"Women can do a lot of these jobs," Gaila Schreurs said. "The industry has done a lot of things to make them more universal, and it kind of shows us we actually can do some of this."

Schreurs is associated with The National Association of Women in Construction, which has partnered on and off with Habitat for Humanity.