Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity 2010 WomenBuild™
On July 29, 2010 Orfield Design & Construction, Inc. supported one of it’s designers, Amy L. Brogan, as she happily contributed her dimensional talent and manual labor to the BATC Professional Women in Building Council (PWB) WomenBuild™ Day sponsored by the Builders Outreach Foundation (BOF). On that particular day Amy helped to drywall the top floor of the house. She truly enjoys every opportunity to work in the field as it helps her gain insight for use on future designs and further appreciate the great business workforce that teams with Orfield!
Women Build™ is a program of Habitat for Humanity International that encourages women from all walks of life to have fun, develop new skills and help transform communities by building decent, safe and affordable homes for hard-working low-income families. This 2010 project marks the 14th home to be completed by groups of Twin Cities’ women volunteers since the local program’s inception in 1992. This project in North Minneapolis marks a “first-of-its-kind” rehab opportunity for Women Build™ volunteers, highlighting the need to rebuild communities heavily hit by the foreclosure crisis. The new focus is one which coincides with Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity’s ongoing strategy to revitalize neighborhoods and stabilize homeownership in foreclosure-impacted areas. Funding for the Twin Cities’ Women Build™ 2010 home is provided by women-led businesses and foundations, public companies and donations from individual women.
The mission of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is to eliminate poverty housing from the Twin Cities and to make decent, affordable shelter for all people a matter of conscience. An award-winning nonprofit housing developer, Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is committed to building the quality of life, health and economic prosperity of the region by producing, preserving and advocating for affordable homeownership – because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities.
Source: Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity News