Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity and local women build homes for local families at the annual Women Build 2019 July 20-26!
Six teams of local women from Burton (3 teams), PC Construction, the UVM Medical Center and Polli Properties at KW VT are joining forces to help build homes for three local families during the annual Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity Women Build event. Women Build 2019 will take place at our 24 Railroad Street, Milton build site, where we are building a duplex, and our 36 Convent Square, Burlington build site, where a single-family home is being constructed.
When: July 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20, 2019 from 8:00 to 2:00 pm
Where: July 16: 36 Convent Square, Burlington and 24 Railroad Street, Milton
July 17: 36 Convent Square, Burlington
July 18: 24 Railroad Street, Milton
July 19: 36 Convent Square, Burlington
July 20: 36 Convent Square, Burlington
Participating organizations and companies shared their enthusiasm for this annual event.
Ashley McGann, from Burton said, “The Women’s Professional Association (WPA) at Burton was created over 13 years ago to connect our community and help women achieve their highest potential. When we learned of Green Mountain Habitat’s Women Build initiative, we recognized that it directly correlated with our group’s mission. We opened the opportunity to 30 women to volunteer on three days, and the spots were filled instantly.”
Rachel Fitch, Director of Employee Development at PC Construction added, “PC Construction is excited to be involved with the Milton, VT Women Build project next week. It’s a fantastic opportunity for a talented team of PC women to shine. They are excited to work together and use their skills to help build a new home for a deserving family in our community.”
Laurie Gunn, Chief Administrative & Experience Officer at the UVM Medical Center, said Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity’s work helps improve the lives of Vermonters. “Our health is impacted so much by factors outside the walls of the hospital and doctor’s office, and especially by our housing situation,” Gunn said. “Housing is health care. My colleagues and I are looking forward to helping improve the lives of families in our community by participating in this event.”
Construction on these projects will continue through the fall of 2019 and community members are encouraged to volunteer and give to this great cause. Learn more at www.VermontHabitat.org.
About Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity
Green Mountain Habitat for Humanity of Williston, Vermont, was founded in 1984 by a group of people who were concerned about the need for affordable housing in Chittenden County. Since then, we have built more than 80 simple, decent, energy- efficient and perpetually affordable homes for low-income, working families. With a small staff, and hundreds of volunteers, we provide a “hand up” to families who are living in unsafe, substandard rental apartments, who make 80% or less of the median household income, who agree to put in sweat equity to build their home and who don’t earn enough to purchase a home on the open market. The families purchase their homes for the cost to build them. All funding to purchase land and build the homes must be raised locally as we don’t receive funding from Habitat for Humanity International. Our ReStores, thrift stores on Route 2A in Williston and 414 Route 7 in Milton, sell donated items to the public, providing some of the income to build homes for local families. To learn more, please go to www.VermontHabitat.org.