Lowe’s teaches building skills to local volunteers

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Special to The Dorchester Banner/Habitat Choptank Lowes of Easton and Habitat Choptank are partnering to host construction clinics.

EASTON – Habitat for Humanity Choptank and longtime national partner Lowe’s are hosting “how-to” construction clinics for women volunteering during the eighth annual National Women Build Week. Taking place May 2-10, National Women Build Week encourages women across the country to devote at least one day to building simple, decent and affordable housing with Habitat in their local communities.

“We are looking forward to National Women Build Week and the opportunity to engage more women in our work,” said Nancy Andrew, executive director of Habitat Choptank. “We invite women of all skill levels to join us on the build site and take the clinics hosted by Lowe’s.”

Similar clinics are taking place across the country and are open to anyone including women interested in volunteering at a local Women Build site during National Women Build Week. Local clinics will be held at Lowe’s of Easton at 501 Glebe Road on April 29 from 6-8:30 a.m.

• How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools

• How to Finish Interior with Paint and Trim

To sign up for the clinics, contact Habitat Choptank at 410-476-3204 or info@habitatchoptank.org.
Lowe’s helped launch National Women Build Week in 2008, and each year provides the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers and conducts how-to clinics at stores to teach volunteers construction skills. This year, Lowe’s contributed nearly $2 million to National Women Build Week.

Since its partnership began in 2003, Lowe’s has committed more than $63 million to Habitat and helped nearly 4,000 families improve their living conditions.

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