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Curtain Comes Down on 11th Annual Women Build
Five New Homes Prepared for Deserving Families
FORT LAUDERDALE (May 26, 2015) – One would think after recently completing the final day of the 11th annual Women Build, committee chairwoman Nancy Daly would pause to take a deep breath and relax for a bit.
“I don’t think that’s possible,” said the Habitat for Humanity of Broward board member. “We really have to start thinking about next year right now. Every year we try to get better at it.”
Given the success of this year’s Women Build, it’s difficult to think it could get any better. Some 500 women volunteered their time over a four-month period to help build five new homes in Sunrise, which was the fourth Broward community to host a Women Build since the program’s inception.
“This was a particularly challenging year since we had to do the work in a more compact time frame than normal,” said Daly. “With that said, it all ran quite smoothly. The women really stepped up on each of the designated days and they put forth a lot of time and effort. I can’t thank them enough for what they accomplished.”
With the five new Sunrise homes, the Women Build has now helped construct almost 60 homes for low and very-low income families.
“That’s the reward right there,” added Daly. “Habitat is about changing the lives of the families that go into the homes. Once they’re in the homes, it strengthens the community. And, if you strengthen the community, you strengthen the world.”
This year’s Women Build sponsors included Surfacelogix, Rick Case Automotive Group, Signature Grand, City Furniture and the Boyle Family. Each staged its own “build day” and brought employee volunteers.
“We are so appreciative for everything our sponsors do,” said Daly. “Without them, this program would quickly weaken. We all want to continue to make a difference and make the world a better place to live.”