Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties celebrated the successful completion of its ninth Women Build season with a Thank You Party hosted at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. During the 2019 Women Build season, more than 332 volunteers contributed 1,872 hours to complete two new Habitat houses for two single moms, each with five children. Women Build fundraising teams, individual donors and local companies raised over $243,000 to fund the construction costs of the homes.

Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build is a national initiative to engage women in the effort to provide safe and decent homes for families in need of affordable housing. By recruiting, educating and inspiring women to build, they can transform lives in their communities. Since 2011, Women Build in Lee and Hendry counties has partnered with 20 families to build strength and stability for 51 children and their parents through local fundraising and volunteer efforts.

Women Build 2019 was generously sponsored by Chico’s FAS, Inc., Al and Nancy Burnett Charitable Foundation, Edison National Bank, GL Homes, Hi-Tech Cooling & Controls, Homeownership for All, Pavese Law Firm, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Royal Palm Coast Realtor® Association Housing Foundation, Suncoast Credit Union, Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva, Mark Loren Designs, Matteo Graphics, Norman Love Confections and Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa.

In 2020, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties will celebrate 10 years of empowering women through Women Build. To learn more about Habitat’s 2020 events or to become a sponsor, email WomenBuild@Habitat4Humanity.org.

About Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

Since 1982, 1,550 families in need of a hand up have partnered with Habitat Lee and Hendry to build or improve their home. Habitat homeowners, alongside volunteers, help build their own home and pay an affordable mortgage. Through volunteering, financial or material donations, everyone can help Lee and Hendry county families achieve strength, stability and independence. Through shelter, we empower. For more information, visit www.habitat4humanity.org.