It's a big week for Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity. First, this time tomorrow they’ll be out swinging hammers, these sometimes-called “Chicks with Bricks.”
Saturday to Saturday, May 2 to 9, some 65 local women will build and rehab homes during Women Build Week for Metropolitan Richmond Habitat for Humanity.
No experience is required. In fact, many of these volunteer builders will be first timers. “This Spring over 80 percent of the women coming out are new to Habitat,” says Whitney Guthrie, volunteer talent manager for Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity. Women Build Weeks also are held in summer and fall.
Whitney calls Women Build Week a “blossoming opportunity,” and as Habitat for Humanity International says, “it’s about including women and opening new doors of opportunity.”
Then on Thursday, May 7, the organization will hold a Habi Hour at Social52, 2619 W. Main St., from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. when $1 from every drink ordered between 4 and 7 p.m. will be donated to the organization. Relax after work while learning more about Habitat. Admittance is free, but you must register here.
For more information and to get involved, visit Habitat's website.