Habitat for Humanity’s all-women She Nailed It! Competition is back for a second year, with the help of Bank of America

As part of National Women Build Week efforts, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is hosting the popular She Nailed It! competition once again thanks to the  $20,000 grant from 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, for affordable housing. Go to www.habitatventura.org/shenailedit to see a list of the teams participating from all over Ventura County.

National Women Build Week, 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 will kick off at 11am on Saturday April 22 in the parking lot of Lowe’s Home Improvement in Oxnard. Each team member is tasked with hammering  nails as quickly as possible into a 2×4 wooden stud, and the team to hammer their nails the fastest will be named the 2017 She Nailed It! Champions. Additionally, Habitat will present an award to the top team fundraiser. 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.

This event will also serve as a free community fair with food trucks, children’s activities (including a Kids Nailed It competition) and a power tools clinic!  

Women Build activities conclude on Saturday May 13th, with the annual Women Build Day, sponsored by Lowe’s, at Vallecito Mobile Home Park in Newbury Park. 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 10th at https://womenbuild17.eventbrite.com.

About Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

Building strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is a locally-run and locally-funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Over the past 33 years, 62 new home builds have provided homeownership opportunities for families in need and hundreds of homes have been repaired, providing a safe,  decent living environment for low income homeowners. The 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 decent homes for families in Ventura County. 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 nearly 30 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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