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Apr 29, 2015 12:44 PM ET

Archived: Women Build 2015 will raise funding and walls for two homes to be owned by hard-working families!

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 29, 2015

Women Build 2015

Women Build 2015 will raise funding and walls for two homes to be owned by hard-working families! Your donation goes directly toward helping women volunteers reach their goals!

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                               WHY WE BUILD

Habitat exists to provide our partner families with the opportunity to own a home. This year, through Women Build, we plan to build two homes and raise $75,000. Here are the reasons these goals matter:

Meet the Bakers…

Christy and Michael Baker have four children combined. Michael, Christy, and the kids are a tight-knit family, and they love spending quality time together.

The Bakers decided to apply for a Habitat for Humanity house after being given an application by a friend at their church. The couple and their family currently live in an apartment where the living conditions are subpar. They are thankful to have a roof over their heads, however, the apartment is too small, the rent too high, and the neighborhood is unsafe. Christy has said that they don’t feel comfortable letting their kids play outside for fear of their safety.

Michael and Christy are excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity and look forward to going through the process as a family. On the subject of collaboration and the home owner application process, Christy remarked, “It makes you more appreciative of everything, and you feel good about working toward something for your family.” 

Meet the Walker family..

Vicki Walker is the proud mother of two beautiful girls. Her oldest daughter, Timyrah, is a senior at Cleveland High School. Vicki’s youngest daughter, Joy, is in the first grade at Arnold Elementary school. 

Vicki has always been a hard worker, being previously employed as a daycare teacher, medical records clerk, and tombstone designer. Vicki currently works at Regions Bank.  Her goal is to continue her career at the bank with the hope of advancing.

Vicki and her family currently live in an apartment that is too expensive for their means. Besides the excessive cost of the apartment, it is located in an unsafe neighborhood. Vicki looks forward to living in a place where Joy can be free to run and play. Vicki and the girls look forward to building their home because “the more you put into the house, the more important it is to you.” Vicki is comforted by the thought of having something to leave behind for her children.

For more information on the work Habitat is doing in our community please visit http://www.habitatofcleveland.org


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