PONTIAC — Barton Malow Co., a long time supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, is now gathering women across the construction industry to help out for Habitat’s Women Build 2014 initiative. Women Build Oakland County is set to take place August 11th in Madison Heights.
The Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity program is for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. It began in 1991 when a group of women in Charlotte, N.C., completed the first women-built Habitat house. This program brings together women from all walks of life to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide says Teresa Miller, program director.
“It’s important to us to reinvest in our communities where we live and work and play,” Miller says. “Through Barton Malow Co. and its Barton Malow Foundation, these efforts are happening more frequently, and meaningfully, and worthy nonprofits like Habitat are grateful for the ongoing, mutually beneficial collaboration.”
Since 1996, Habitat Oakland County has built and renovated homes for more than 174 families, with 16 more taking place this year.
For more information or to volunteer or donate go to habitatoakland.org/2014-women-build.html.