Women build homes for Habitat for Humanity

Published: May. 11, 2019 at 8:02 PM CDT
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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Women are gutting a home in the Broadmoor neighborhood of Jackson this Mother’s Day weekend. It’s all to help a mother and her children. Habitat for Humanity hosting the Women Build 2019.

“It is women working for another woman, and it’s really special something we look forward to every year,” said Merril McKewen, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area.

Over the next several weeks, women and a few good men will volunteer and continue renovations. They will be creating new relationships and a new space for a mother to buy a home.

Volunteer Candie L. Simmons said, “If you have home ownership, it raises your self-esteem and makes you feel better about yourself. Habitat for Humanity teaches you how to manage your money, pay your bills, pay your mortgage. We’re out here for something bigger than you just living your house.”

“Home ownership is just a great thing for our economy. It’s a great thing for Jackson. So, Beta Delta Omega supports home ownership. We’re working to build everyone’s economic legacy,” stated volunteer Demetrice Williams-Wells.

Habitat for Humanity requires homeowners to make a down payment and work 150 hours of sweat equity on the construction of their home or other properties.

For this property, Habitat for Humanity told WLBT that the mother has seen the home but hasn’t decided yet to buy. The four bedroom, two baths home will be available by the end of July.

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