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Habitat for Humanity holding National Women Build Week

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A Habitat for Humanity home build.
A Habitat for Humanity home build.

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- Habitat for Humanity is celebrating National Women Build Week. Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Don Jones says that the organization is using the whole week to highlight the women who work to build and rehabilitate homes for the needy.

"Last Saturday, we launched our fifth or sixth year in this community for the Women Build Week, and it's a terrific week where we lift up and honor half the planet," Jones told WKZO. "Women hold up half the sky and they hold up far more than that in the Habitat movement around the world. So, locally, it's an intentional way to engage women and the good work that we do here in our town."

This Wednesday in Kalamazoo, more than 90 volunteers will be on hand for a Habitat project at 1724 North Burdick. The work to rehab the home there will begin at nine that morning and wrap up at three PM. Jones says that he hopes a lot of people stop by to get a better idea of what Habitat for Humanity volunteers do.

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