Women at work: Ladies help build Habitat homes
The economy isn't helping many of Laredo’s working poor, some of whom are now looking for a place to call home.
But now a group of people are coming forward and hoping to lend a helping hand ... in a way they've never done before.
Usually when people hear of habitat for humanity ... they think of a group of men building homes in record time.
But tomorrow, a group of sixty women will be picking up power tools and changing Laredo one house at time.
It’s no secret that many times women put others before themselves. But this week, they're taking compassion to a new level.
“We are going to be building 3 houses for habitat for humanity.”
A total of over 60 women face the Laredo heat in the name of helping others.
Families they say deserve the assistance.
“Its really great because the homeowners are there working with us so you get to meet them and you get to see the people that will be living in the home you’re helping to build,” says Lila Garza of Habitat for Humanity.
“Have you ever helped build a house? No just fixing things around the house.”
A hammer and some nails wont be enough for this project women must know it all.
The day before the six-hour marathon build the group masters the meter saw with help from the pros.
“Some people will sign up for a specific crew because they think they will learn something that will help them in their own home if they’re remodeling or something.”
Still despite gaining a few home improvement pointers the task won't be easy, but women admit its one worth taking on.
“I feel if I can help somebody into a new home its well worth it.”
Construction begins bright and early tomorrow morning at 8.
Representatives for habitat for humanity say they’re looking for at least 36 new families in need of a new home.
To see if you quality, contact Habitat for Humanity at 724-3227.