Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) is excited to announce the the 2013 Women Empowerment Build (WE Build). On May 18th, 2013 Habitat will welcome all of North Los Angeles County to be a part of this empowering event where local women join forces to build veteran homes in their local community.
Led by the 2013, Chairwoman, Cheri Fleming, owner of Valencia Acura and President-elect of Soroptomist International, Women Empowerment Build encourages volunteers to make a difference and provides an opportunity for women to learn construction techniques in a supportive environment.
The purpose of the WE Build will be to begin to engage Habitat for Humanity female family members who are going to receive homes and female community members in an empowering day of working together towards the common goal of building Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV’s new Habitat for Heroes Veteran community in Santa Clarita.
This year’s lunchtime speakers will include Lindsay Rhodes Host/Anchor/Reporter from the NFL Network and Sharon Langenbeck, Ph.D., retired Section Manager for Mechanical Engineering at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and active member of Zonta International. They, along with the WE Build Chair, Cheri Fleming, will be speaking about their experience in non-traditional roles in their careers.
The year of 2013 will also be a very special year as this tradition will also honor our female veterans, widows of the fallen, and those who have persevered despite tragic losses incurred during wartime. In addition to our speakers, there will be a special WWII veteran who exemplifies women in the armed forces.
Registration for this event includes a t-shirt and pink hard hat for each participant, continental breakfast, sponsor fair, safety briefing, building assignments, build, lunch and speakers, training and competitions.
The event will be held off-site from where the homes are being built, but participants will be building elements of the neighborhood that will later go into the 87-home community in Santa Clarita.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV hopes that you join the Women Build this year, Saturday, May 18th from 9 am – 2 pm at parking lot 8 on Valencia Blvd. at College of the Canyons in Valencia.