Habit for Humanity Plans for National Women Build Week in May

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Tony Persichilli leads Green Mountain Builders as its CEO and holds the responsibility for overseeing the company’s construction and financing efforts, including land acquisition, product design, and sales. Outside of his obligations to the company, Tony Persichilli donates to Habitat for Humanity International and its initiatives. Habitat for Humanity’s initiatives include events for National Women Build Week, which typically takes place the week of Mother’s Day.

National Women Build Week represents a weeklong event in which women dedicate time and resources toward efforts for eliminating poverty housing. The event’s occurrence near Mother’s Day holds significance for many women in that families with children make up a considerable portion of those in need of adequate housing. It launched in 2008 through a partnership with Lowe’s, which continues to provide support and volunteers each year.

Habitat for Humanity chapters throughout the country participate in National Women Build Week and arrange a variety of activities for volunteers to take part in. During the 2015 event, an estimated 15,000 women donated at least one day of their time to assisting with Habitat for Humanity’s construction projects for housing. Lowe’s support included conducting how-to clinics at its stores and contributing nearly $2 million.