April 15, 2020
12 women of diverse backgrounds came together to build a local family's Habitat home in March.
Founded in 2010, Comal County Women Build (CCWB) is a Comal County Habitat for Humanity-based committee of diverse women aged 21 – 75, all from various backgrounds and professions. One major thing ties the women together as a group – their belief and support of the impact of affordable housing in our community.
“Women Build empowers women in our community by giving them a voice through their actions,” said CCWB Vice President Melanie Ramirez.
“For example, one of the main reasons why Women Build stands out from so many other women’s groups is that we get to build. I think that’s one of the most empowering things about Women Build,” Ramirez added.
An example of that empowerment comes from the unique mother-daughter team that have been members of the committee for years now.
“Women Build has made my bond with my daughter stronger by volunteering together,” said Denise Farias, CCWB President. “As a team, we have worked on 5 Habitat builds over the last 4 years.”
In honor of International Women’s Day (Sunday, March 8th) and National Women Build Week, Lowe’s partnered with Habitat for Humanity International to provide grants of $5,000 in order to expand and strengthen the relationships between area Lowe’s stores and Habitat for Humanity chapters.
This year, Lowe’s awarded Comal County Women Build a $5,000 grant in support of their efforts during National Women Build Week. The grant will be used to purchase building materials for Benito and Hortencia’s Habitat home which is scheduled to begin in September of 2020.
To become a member of Comal County Women Build or learn more about Comal County Habitat for Humanity, please visit www.comalhabitat.org.