Fifteen women volunteers from Lowe’s home improvement stores will help fix up the home of a disabled woman. (Habitat for Humanity)
TAMPA, FL — In recognition of International Women’s Day and as part of Habitat for Humanity’s and Lowe’s National Women Build Week, 15 women volunteers from Lowe’s home improvement stores in Tampa will be working with Habitat Hillsborough to repair, restore and rejuvenate the home of a disabled Temple Terrace woman on March 8 from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The scope of work the ladies will undertake includes repair of a handicap access ramp, construction of a fence, painting and landscaping the home of Carmila Montalvo, who has been wheelchair-bound since 1997.
The day of service is also a warm-up to Habitat Hillsborough’s annual Women Build, which begins April 6, to build a home in Temple Terrace for the Belgrave family.
"I really appreciate that Habitat and Lowe’s is interested in supporting the community – particularly single mothers and women, such as me, who are disabled," said Montalvo. "Especially involving all female volunteers. It is refreshing to see this."
Lowe’s has been a national partner of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week for the past 12 years. National Women Build Week is a national initiative that brings women together to devote at least one day to raise awareness of the affordable housing needs facing women and children throughout the country and around the world.
Locally, through a $25,000 grant, Lowe’s is also the presenting sponsor for Habitat Hillsborough’s Women Build 2019 home building event (April 6 – June 15), which will include more than 150 women volunteers.
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