Women Build 2017

Putnam County Habitat for Humanity has one week left for its Women Build 2017. So far, this determined group of ladies have raised $32,000, almost half of the desired $65,000 needed to build a home for Lisa Medley. One hundred and four women in Putnam County have formed teams to fundraise and volunteer to make Lisa’s home a reality. Over 350 individuals, businesses and churches have donated so far.

Lisa works at Spring Street Market and has been working on her sweat equity hours since 2014.

“I’m so grateful for everyone who has been a part of making my house a dream come true,” Lisa said. “It’s so amazing to see so many people, people I don’t even know, care enough to raise money and donate to Habitat. I hope I get to meet you all while my house is being built!”

Women Build is a national effort by Habitat for Humanity International to encourage women to advocate and build a home for a Habitat family. While men are not excluded from the build, it’s a special opportunity for women to learn new skills and become self-confident in their ability to change the lives of people in need of decent housing.

Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. The money from that mortgage, along with funds raised by Putnam County Habitat are used to build more homes for people who want to create a better life for themselves and their families.

If you would like to support Lisa’s efforts to build and affordable home, send a check to Putnam County Habitat for Humanity, 728 E. 15th St., Cookeville, TN 35801 or donate online at http://give.pchabitat.org/campaigns/4503-women-build-2017.

Putnam County HFH constructs and sells homes to qualified low-income families. To learn how to support the Christian ministry through financial gifts and volunteer time, call Pam Ealey at 528-1711 ext. 1. PCHFH is a non-profit Christian housing ministry that builds simple, decent and affordable homes in partnership with God and families in need. PCHFH strives to rid Putnam County of substandard housing and homelessness.