Habitat for Humanity women to build home in special event

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) — Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland began an event called The Women’s Build on Monday. Women are partnering to build a house for a family in need.

It will be ongoing through May 26.

The project is funded and built primarily by women. The organization says it will have a female-friendly worksite as well.

For two weeks, women from the community will be working on the construction site. In this time, they will raise the walls of the home and finish the siding.

This build includes 21 team leaders, each with teams of ten. They fundraise to purchase materials for the building. The sponsorship is $250 per person, and $2,500 per team of ten, the organization said.

They are fundraising in unique ways. One team lead chose to fundraise by selling Mother’s Day gift baskets and raffle tickets. She also asked for $1 donations and will write each donor’s name on a 2×4 in the home.

In this particular project, the women are building a new home for a family of three. The homeowner, LaTrayier, lives with her mother and son. Her mother, Bernita, has epilepsy.

Bernita currently lives in a two-story home but has had several falls due to her condition and the stairs.

Habitat for Humanity says the family eagerly looks forward to their new home.

You can learn more, donate and volunteer through the Women’s Build website.

Habitat Family

Bernita, LaTrayier, Ky’Mier (from Habitat for Humanity)

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