Construction kicks off on the 2020 Women Build house!
Women Build is back on the construction sites and working on the 16th Women Build house! This year's new home is being built at 423 Jay Street and will be a two-story, five-bedroom home that will be purchased by a hard-working Habitat family. (more on the family soon!)
The following photos were taken during the first week of construction (July 1-9), and as you can see we are already making great progress!
Women Build is currently recruiting individuals and teams to help build this house. Learn how to get involved at rochesterhabitat.org/womenbuild
Women Build 2020 Fundraising Campaign kicks into full gear
The Women Build 2020 fundraising campaign has a different look this year. Large in-person events are much less likely to happen this year, so we need to rely more on creative fundraising – including small donations.
To help illustrate how impactful each donation is, we have compiled a “catalog” of some common materials that we use in building the Women Build house.
We have included example items in several donation ranges for you to consider. These are suggestions to help guide your donation, but you can always donate any amount that is comfortable for you.
Take a look at the suggested amounts below, and go to this link to choose your item or to make a general donation: https://give.rochesterhabitat.org/ge/wbfundraising
Or send a check, with Women Build in the memo line to:
Flower City Habitat for Humanity
Attn: Women Build
755 Culver Road
Rochester NY 14609
We know that the global pandemic has had adverse effects on everyone. Please know that we will welcome donations in any amount. $5 and $10 gifts will help immensely. Your gift in any amount will help us buy all of the necessary construction materials and will enable Women Build teams to construct a lovely, safe, energy-efficient home for a hard-working family. We thank you for your support and generosity!
Our goal for our 2020 house at 423 Jay Street is $75,000. As of July 1, we have raised over $29,000 toward this goal.
Where there was once five empty lots, there are now five nearly completed homes!
Five home dedication ceremonies have been scheduled:
On the volunteering side, there is still some work left to do and we have opened several house sponsor and public volunteer shifts leading up to the dedications. Take a look at the whiteboard to see what to expect and email us if you have any questions!
Painting, sanding, installing hardware at 105 Holworthy (Bank of America, Fastrac, Women Build)
It may be cold out, but we've got indoor construction volunteering – and heat!
Today, Women Build and Hammer & Saw volunteers are hanging doors and painting at 105 Holworthy; while drywall "mudding" is being completed at 126 Holworthy.
Construction volunteer shifts are open now for public construction, Women Build, and three Faith Builds. Sign-up today!
Side porch framing and interior drywall installed at 105 Holworthy Street (Fastrac / Bank of America / Women Build)
The snow definitely didn't seem to bother the NAWIC Women Build team! The side porch is now framed and interior drywall almost done!
NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction) is obviously a great fit for our Women Build program, but you don't have to have any experience to build with us.
Learn more about Women Build at: www.rochesterhabitat.org/womenbuild
Front porch decking and interior drywall installed at 105 Holworthy Street (Fastrac / Bank of America / Women Build)
The Women Build Steering Committee braved the cold to work on the front porch decking and interior drywall at 105 Holworthy Street.
Fastrac, Bank of America, and Women Build have all contributed financially and with volunteer hours to make 105 Holworthy possible; but the Women Build teams have been volunteering multiple days every week throughout the build. Because of this dedicated volunteer force, 105 Holworthy is the furthest along of the four new homes being build on Holworthy Street!
Interested in volunteering with Women Build? Visit: www.rochesterhabitat.org/womenbuild
Pies and coffee to build homes
Each year, several of our volunteer-run supporting coalitions sell pies to build Habitat homes. Sweet deal right?
In addition to the well-known and delicious pies from Kelly's Farm Market; our pie champions are now also partnering with Special Touch Bakery and Coffee Connection to make our annual pie sale even more impactful!
Kelly's Farm Market (Hilton, NY) is a long-time partner of the Habitat pie sale. Pies are made from scratch with fruit grown on the farm and no preservatives.
Special Touch Bakery is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to provide training and employment, in the community, to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Coffee Connection is a nonprofit program and business that offers sober support and employment training/creation for women in recovery from addiction and trauma.
Treat your loved ones to delicious pie and coffee this holiday season while building homes, community, hope — and empowerment — in Rochester!
How to order:
These groups are all raising money to support Flower City Habitat's mission and vision. Now you can have your pie, your coffee – and build Habitat homes too! Order today!
Trusses installed at 105 Holworthy Street (Fastrac, Bank of America, Women Build)
Raise the roof!
Trusses were installed at 105 Holworthy Street today, one of four new homes we are building the corner of Holworthy & Dakota Streets.
105 Holworthy Street is generously sponsored by Fastrac, Bank of America, and Habitat Women Build.
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