Mystics Build Garden Shed with Habitat for Humanity
The Washington Mystics of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) is volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s Women Build for WNBA Cares Week. The players will work alongside women volunteers from Habitat Northern Virginia’s Women Build committee. The players and volunteers are expected to finish the construction of a 5’ x 7’ cedar garden shed on May 27.
Freddie Mac employees will take part in the Women Build, held at the company’s headquarters in Tyson’s Corner. “We are delighted to join Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia and the Washington Mystics to support the Women Build program, and to help provide families with affordable housing,” said Margaret Meiers, Senior Director of Community Relations, Freddie Mac. Freddie Mac is a sustaining partner of Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia – offering financial support and volunteers for a number of projects.
The garden shed is a charming Summerwood Products cedar shed with 2 windows and arched doorway. It will be raffled off in early June with all proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia’s Women Build program. To purchase a $10 raffle ticket, call Habitat for Humanity at 703-521-9890 ext. 107.
Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build recruits, educates, and nurtures women to build—and advocate for—simple, decent, and affordable houses in their communities. The mission of the program is to empower women to learn new skills, use new tools, and work together as empowered and capable workers.
Poverty housing is a severe threat to children’s health, growth, and potential. According to the Census Bureau, in the United States more than 12 million children—one out of every six—is living in poverty. Women have the capability and determination necessary to build Habitat for Humanity houses, addressing the problem of substandard housing in a concrete way so that families have safe, decent, and affordable homes. Women volunteers boost Habitat’s capacity to build more houses and serve more families. More than 1,800 Women Build houses have been built worldwide since the program began in 1998.