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Habitat's National Women Build Week work on a home in Salisbury

Habitat for Humanity's Women Build...

SALISBURY, Md. - In Wicomico County, Habitat for Humanity teamed up with Lowe's for the 10th annual National Women Build Week.

The week hosts all-female construction crews in order to build and revitalize homes in the community.

Wicomico County's Habitat for Humanity was one of the 300 affiliates around the country selected to partner with Lowe's. The company helps supply materials.

Throughout the week, Wicomico County saw about 200 volunteers.

Two crews were working on a habitat home in the church street neighborhood in Salisbury for the week's last day.

About 60 volunteers participated, including the future homeowner, Raeshema Hitch Whaley, who provided a helping hand. 

"It's teaching me something that I really didn't know how to hang dry wall and how to put in the installation so I'm super excited. I know that I did something to help me and my family out," Whaley tells us.

Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County will receive a $5,000 grant from Lowe's for construction materials.

The first Women Build week was held in 1998. Since then, they have helped build more than 2,500 homes nationwide. 


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