Habitat for Humanity and Bank of America invite women to participate in, She Nailed It!, for National Women Build Week

abortion arial,sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is hosting its first ever She Nailed It! Competition, sponsored by Bank of America. The event features an exciting ladies-only nail hammering competition, where teams of four will compete to see who can hammer home the cause! Go to www.habitatventura.org/shenailedit to register a team today.

National Women Build Week, held April 30-May 7, brings together women to devote at least one day to building decent and affordable housing in their local communities. More than 80,000 women from all 50 states have participated in previous years.

This year, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County’s She Nailed It! Competition kicks off the week on April 30, 11 am at Lowe’s Home Improvement in Oxnard. Each team member is tasked with hammering a nail as quickly as possible into a 2×4 wooden stud, and the team to hammer their nails the fastest will be named the 2016 She Nailed It! Champions.

Team registration is NOW OPEN until April 16. Each participant tries to raise $250 (or $1,000 per team) in donations from friends and family, and all donations benefit a Habitat Ventura County home for a hardworking, low-income family. The 2016 Champions will be awarded Golden Hammer Awards. Additionally, Habitat will present an award to the top individual fundraiser and the top team fundraiser.

Women Build Week concludes on Saturday May 7th, with the annual Women Build Day, sponsored by Lowe’s, at Habitat Ventura County’s Trinity Lane Development in Santa Paula. It is a wonderful opportunity for women to give back to the community of Ventura County, learn a bit of construction, and have a great time working beside like-minded ladies.  Registration opens April 4th at https://womenbuild16.eventbrite.com.


About Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is a locally-run and locally-funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Over the past 33 years, 60 new home builds have provided homeownership opportunities for families in need and hundreds of homes have been repaired, providing a safe, clean, decent living environment for lower income homeowners. The newer Preserve a Home program is being embraced by several cities and the County of Ventura as they see the positive impact Habitat has on families, neighborhoods and the community overall. At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone everywhere deserves a decent place to live. For Habitat’s new home program, low- to very-low income families are selected based on their need for housing, ability to repay an affordable mortgage, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. We offer a “hand up,” empowering families who are willing to work hard to achieve their dream of homeownership. Each Habitat for Humanity homeowner invests hundreds of hours to help build their home, and then purchases it with an affordable mortgage. Habitat currently has enough donated properties to build 30 simple, decent homes for families in Ventura County. To build these homes we need donations of time, talents and funding from faith groups, businesses, and individual donors in order to complete 8 homes on Trinity Lane in Santa Paula. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, visit http://www.habitatventura.org or call (805) 485-6065, x 101.

About Bank of America

Bank of America has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for more than 25 years, investing more than $26 million in philanthropic funding to help create affordable housing since 2002, and employees give approximately 35,000 hours of volunteer time annually. Bank of America employee volunteers support Habitat affiliates through board service, home build initiatives, and financial literacy training for future homeowners.




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