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Kikkan Randall, Habitat for Humanity, Lowe’s team up for National Women Build Week, Sat. May 12 Event

Local volunteers join women across the United States to create affordable housing

Anchorage, Alaska - Women volunteers representing “The Build Generation” will raise their hammers at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, May 5- 13. National Women Build Week is a nationwide initiative of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe’s.

This year’s theme, “The Build Generation,” reflects the event’s goal to recruit and train women volunteers, as well as welcome the next generation of Habitat Women Builders – young women, ages 18-24 – to support Habitat’s mission to create affordable housing.

In Anchorage on Saturday, May 12th, Lowe’s Heroes and women volunteers will build side by side with the Murray family. Lowe’s is providing Habitat for Humanity – Anchorage with a $5,000 Lowe’s store gift card, as well as in-store volunteer training, in support of National Women Build Week.

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About Habitat for Humanity - Anchorage
Habitat for Humanity – Anchorage (HFHA), an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry that works both to eliminate substandard housing in Anchorage, Alaska and to make adequate housing a matter of conscience and action. HFHA brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need with a no-interest mortgage. HFHA was founded in 1992 and has built sixty-nine homes and rehabbed six homes in Anchorage, housing 389 people including 252 children. For more information about this program, visit www.hfhanchorage.org.

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company’s signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®, has donated nearly $5 million in grants to K-12 public schools every year since its inception in 2006. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross. In 2011, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together contributed more than $32 million to support communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit www.habitat.org, or follow us at http://www.facebook.com/habitator at http://www.twitter.com/habitat_org or join Habitat’s blog community at www.habitat.org\\blog .

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