Patuxent Habitat for Humanity's "Women Build" Aims to Construct Home

Women volunteers to build home sponsored by $55,000 grant from Lowe’s; Kick-off Breakfast meeting set for March 24

SOLOMONS, Md. (March 18, 2010)—As part of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, Patuxent Habitat for Humanity and a crew of women volunteers and sponsors will break ground soon on a home in either Calvert or St. Mary’s County for a local family.

The Women Build program, underwritten by Lowe’s, recruits, educates and nurtures women to build – and advocate for – simple, decent and affordable houses in their communities. Patuxent Habitat for Humanity received a $55,000 grant from Lowe’s to build the house.

“We are very excited about having women in our community work side by side with our partner family,” said Jon Grimm executive director of Patuxent Habitat for Humanity. “Their hard work will help make the dream of homeownership a reality for a deserving family. We are very grateful to Lowe’s for their grant of $55,000 to build our next home.”

This home will add to the nearly 1,700 Habitat for Humanity Women Build houses built throughout the United States and in dozens of other countries.

“We are excited about partnering with the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate on this project,” said John Pagliero, manager, Lowe’s of St. Mary’s County. “This will be our store’s first Women Build project and our employees and suppliers are eager to build this home in concert with women in our community and the members of the family. Building homes is our mission, so this project is one we believe in. Habitat for Humanity has such a wonderful global reputation and we at Lowe’s are glad we are bringing this concept to our local level. We opened this store in 2000 and this will be a capstone project in our ongoing community relations efforts as we continue to be an integral part of the neighborhood!”

A kick off breakfast will be held on Wed, March 24 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Patuxent Presbyterian Church in California. Intended to bring together Calvert and St. Mary’s County Women Leaders to frame the future, all are invited to attend to learn more about the project. Call Patuxent Habitat for Humanity at 301-863-6227 or email info(at) to reserve your spot.

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