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Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk Concludes “Women Build Week” with Home Construction for Central Islip Family in Need

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Volunteers help build homes for families in need during National Women Build Week
(Central Islip, NY) Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk concluded its annual “National Women Build Week” with a home construction on Saturday, May 8th at 227 Calebs Path in Central Islip. The participants consisted of a large group of female volunteers from Nassau County, Brooklyn and New Jersey, and a family from the Habitat Suffolk Homeownership Program. National Women Build Week celebrates women and their passion and drive to help the communities in which they live as well as neighboring areas. The initiative reinforces the message that every woman can make a difference through learning and using construction skills. No experience is needed to participate. More than 98,000 women from all 50 states have volunteered at the nine previous National Women Build Week events.

In addition to the build that took place in Central Islip during this recognition week, work was done on homes in Bellport and Patchogue.

“Our initiative is the perfect opportunity for women on Long Island and the tristate area to give back to their local community,” said Lee Silberman, chief executive officer and executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk. “These types of events strengthen the communities we serve and we’re thankful to have so many individuals volunteer their time every year to this important cause.”

According to Habitat for Humanity of Suffolk, volunteer events like this one help raise awareness of the affordable housing crisis in the United States. The organization’s mission is to enhance communities by providing quality, affordable homes and giving a “hand up” to lower income families.
Tuesday, August 03, 2021