For immediate release: March 23, 2007
Contact: Katherine Liden, Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity
265-0057 x106; 366-4539 cell

Habitat for Humanity Announces Dedication Ceremony for the Women Build and Corporate Team Build ‘06 homes

Habitat for Humanity will be celebrating the completion of two more Habitat homes at a dedication event on Saturday, March 31 at 10 am and cordially invites the public to join in the festivities. The dedication program will feature remarks by Habitat board members, key volunteers and staff, the home sponsors, and the partner families that will be moving into the homes. Construction has been made possible through the generous support of a number of companies with a presence in the Albuquerque area and the involvement of hundreds of volunteers in these two projects.

The Women Build home has been generously sponsored by Lowe’s Home Improvement, with additional major support from the Allstate Foundation, Sandi Pressley Inc, and Coldwell Banker Legacy. The project actively engaged women volunteers in the construction of the Habitat home and also featured clinics on home construction basics for the women participating in the build. Lowe’s is a national partner with Habitat for Humanity International and is the national underwriter of Habitat’s Women Build program, which involves women in construction to address the problem of substandard housing.

The Corporate Team Build ’06 home has been built through the efforts of a team of corporate donors who have partnered with Habitat on the construction of this safe, decent, affordable home in our community. Members of the team include Bank of the West, Boeing SVS, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Citigroup, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Home Depot, Modrall law firm, Northrop Grumman, Sam’s Club (Coors, Eubank & Renaissance locations), Target, UNM Alumni Assoc., Wal-Mart (San Mateo & Carlisle stores) and Wild Oats Markets.  

What:    Dedication Ceremony for Greater Albuquerque Habitat’s
     Women Build ’06 and Corporate Team Build ’06
When:   Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 am
Where:  Sam Bowen Court SW just south of intersection of 75th & Central SW 
     Take I-40 going West, exit Coors South, go South on Coors to Central Ave., turn Right and go
     West to 75th St.., turn Left and go 200 yards; Sam Bowen Court is on the Left side of the street.

Through the duration of these two Habitat projects, employee volunteers with the various companies, as well as individual Habitat volunteers, have had the opportunity to participate in the construction of the home, from framing walls, finish carpentry and installing drywall to painting and landscaping.  They worked alongside of the Habitat partner families, who contributed 500 hours of sweat equity on the building of their homes.

About Greater Albuquerque Habitat for Humanity GAHH builds community – one home, one family at a time – by making it possible for low-income families to own simple, decent, affordable homes. Established in 1988, GAHH has built 131 homes to date in partnership with community volunteers.

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