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Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity kicks off National Women Build Week

Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity kicks off National Women Build Week

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity is encouraging women to pick up a hammer and help a family in need.

It's all part of Habitat for Humanity's National Women Build Week, which got underway Tuesday in Kalamazoo.

Hundreds of volunteers, many of them women, will contribute their time and effort, as they help rebuild a home in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood.

The local campaign will run from May 3 through Saturday, May 7.

While the volunteers are working to help a family in need, event coordinators say the project can also teach women skills they can use in their own homes.

"It's actually empowering women to let them know that, you know what, you can pick up a hammer, you can help side houses as you see they're doing here. You can do flooring, do trim, you can help with the roofing. It's just a great way for them to get out in the community and learn the skills and help," said Director of Volunteer Services Michaelyn Denny.

Kalamazoo's Women Build Week is just one of three hundred Habitat for Humanity organizations participating in the national campaign.

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