The women of St. John Associates enjoyed a beautiful day for our build day!
This spring, a community of women came together to build safe and affordable housing for two qualifying families of Monroe County in Bloomington, Indiana. Since its beginning 20 years ago; Women Build has raised 2 million dollars. Each volunteer builder has a fundraising goal (minimum of $250) to meet before their teams build day. The funds raised during Women Build sponsors the land, infrastructure, and materials needed for the homes while the women volunteer their time to build the houses physically. In 2019, 13 teams of about 370 women volunteered more than 3200 hours on the construction site. The build happens entirely (yes, two homes) in just two weeks!
The Sisterhood for Habitat Empowerment Society, or S.H.E. Society, was created to honor and challenge women builders who commit to raising at least $1,000 per year for (5) five years. Members of the S.H.E. Society will be recognized throughout the year for their efforts to support the future Women Build house sponsorships and homeowners. You can identify these members on the building site with their pink hard hats. #mcwomenbuild