Habitat for Humanity’s annual Women Build brings together women from all walks of life to spotlight the significant housing challenges they face across the country and beyond. Each year, thousands of participants take hammers in hand to help hard-working, limited-income women achieve the dream of home ownership.
Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity has been participating in the Women Build program since 2001 where volunteers work side-by-side with the new homeowner. Volunteers typically commit to work only one Saturday, but they can take part in as many days as they would like, either individually or as part of a team. (Men are also welcome!)
March – June 2019
In 2019, our volunteer team constructed a home for single mom Ariel B. and her son. This year we began on March 2nd, in conjunction with International Women’s Day, and our official home dedication ceremony was June 8th.
“We are so grateful to be where we are today and especially to be given this opportunity,” Ariel tells us, “As a mother, I can’t wait to have a safe place for my son and somewhere we can start making lasting memories together – what an enormous blessing!”
The 2019 COHFH Women Build was sponsored by the Oklahoma City Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Club, and chaired by Elizabeth Wilson, the club’s past president. “Our Pi Phi founders had the vision to understand that as women we are stronger when we work together” she said. “It is in that spirit of sisterhood that we come together to help another woman on her journey to independence.”
Want to get involved with Women Build 2020? No previous experience is necessary! Together we can help Oklahoma families build self-sufficiency, stronger neighborhoods and a better world for all.
Call (405) 232-4828 if you have any questions.