Media Alert: Celebrating Mother’s Day with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program celebrates Mother’s Day by building affordable homes in Cully.
30 Women Build volunteers and Habitat Homebuyers
Saturday, May 11. Best time for media & photos: 10am-1pm

Habitat’s Cully Place build site, 5640 NE Killingsworth Street.

VISUAL:  Photo opportunities of women working on interiors and exteriors of Habitat for Humanity homes in many phases of completion.
Interview opportunities with volunteers and Habitat staff member Lauren Johnson, Senior Donor Engagement Officer. 
(Portland, Ore.)— It’s not your typical mother’s day brunch for Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East’s Women Build volunteers. This weekend they are coming together locally to build homes at Habitat’s Cully Place build site in honor of Mother’s Day. Exterior siding, interior walls and floors, retaining walls and lots of heavy lifting are in store for the day.
“We are honored to build alongside the amazing mothers, aunts, and grandmothers who are also Habitat Homebuyers,” stated Lauren Johnson, Habitat’s Senior Donor Engagement Officer. “Soon their families will purchase their homes with an affordable mortgage. What better way to celebrate the empowerment of women than on Mother’s Day!”
Habitat is proud to be building 15 affordable homes in Portland’s vibrant and diverse Cully neighborhood. Habitat’s efforts in the Cully neighborhood will provide an opportunity for residents most likely to be displaced by gentrification to stay in their neighborhood.
About Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East’s Women Build Program
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East’s Women Build program creates space for women and girls from all walks of life to learn, build, and lead. Women Build provides critical resources to create affordable homeownership opportunities for women and their families. Volunteers learn new skills, build, and teach others—all while working in a supportive and empowering environment. Learn more at habitatportlandmetro.org/women-build/
About Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East
Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East believes that everyone deserves a decent, affordable place to live. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable homeownership, everyone can help people achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves and their families. Learn more at habitatportlandmetro.org


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