The Habitat For Humanity’s local affiliate in San Fernando and Santa Clarita will be launching the Women Empowerment Build to help the less fortunate obtain housing while empowering local women in the community.
Women from across North Los Angeles County will join female leaders of science, engineering, technology and entertainment to help build six new homes for working families during Habitat for Humanity’s first ever Women Empowerment (WE) Build from Saturday May 22 to Monday, May 24 in Pacoima.
“Many of our families have women heads of household,” said Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys CEO, Donna Deutchman. “We wanted to do more than just have a day where women build. We wanted to help our mothers and their daughters realize they too can be active agents of change to make a better community for themselves and their neighbors. The women coming to this event are at the tops of their professions and want to encourage others by their example, and by sharing their success.”
Volunteers will join personalities from film and television, to don pink hard hats and tool belts along-side Habitat kids and its over 25 Youth United high school and college campus volunteers.
The group’s message is that affordable housing is a critical change needed for our communities. Volunteers will also be joined by writers, producers and stars such as Habitat Ambassador Arianne Zucker and other leading ladies from Days of Our Lives and other hit shows.
Celebrity guests include soap stars Molly Burnett, Nadia Bjorlin, and Crystal Chappell from Days of Our Lives, Katherine Kelly Lang, Hunter Tylo, Sarah Joy Brown, Kimberly Matula, Alley Mills and Jacqueline McInnes Wood from The Bold & the Beautiful.
Each day’s activities include building homes, planting the garden to encourage self sustainability, tours of a Habitat home and presentations by keynote speakers.
The event is open to women aged 16 and over from across the region. Registration is $40 or $20 for students and participants are asking their friends and family to sponsor them with additional donations. For information, visit www.HumanityCA.org.