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Women help build Helena Habitat for Humanity homes during annual event

HELENA — Dozens of Helena women helped work on area Habitat for Humanity homes as part of “Women Build Week.”

National Women Build Week is now in its eight year. It challenges women to devote at least one day constructing affordable housing.

The Helena Area Habitat for Humanity is currently working on six homes in the Mountain View Meadows neighborhood. Habitat for Humanity homes are built by the homeowner and community.

When completed, all six of the Habitat for Humanity homes will go to single-parent families.

Sophia Webb, family services director for Habitat for Humanity, said five of the homes are being built by single mothers. According to Webb, many women came out and helped them build last weekend.

“Obviously women are working on these homes every single day, but that event really draws attention to women that are building in the industry and the face that women are adversely affected by the need for housing,” she said.

-Reported by Christine Sullivan/MTN News

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