Hello Friends, One of my mottos for survival and recreating my life after tragedy has been to try new things. The second I heard about this opportunity I felt called to do it. I am the least handy person I know but the two most important men in my life had superpowers in this area. I am participating in Women Build for Habitat for Humanity to honor my father, who died this past year, and my Dan who has been gone for 3 years now. They could build, maintain or renovate anything. My Dad built an entire cabin for our family and Dan renovated low income homes and our own 100 year old house. I have no experience here but it's time for me to learn to use some power tools! I know that this experience will bring me closer to them in their absence and empower me with new skills to manage without them. This is my thank you for all that they contributed to my life.
So, this October, I'm grabbing a hammer, strapping on a tool belt, and joining Habitat Chicago's Women Build alongside 600 determined women to build a house. Together, we will help our fellow women become homeowners with Habitat Chicago, a nonprofit committed to championing healthy neighborhoods by investing in resident priorities, building quality homes, and supporting homeownership.
If you feel inclined, support me to reach my fundraising goal and prove that there's nothing a group of committed women (and I) can't do.
Change happens one person at a time. I am doing this for the change in me as well as for the people we are serving. I appreciate any support you can give - big, small, or somewhere in between.