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Habitat Celebrates Completion of 9th “Women Build” Home

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On Friday, August 22nd at 3:30pm in Swannanoa, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity will hold a key presentation ceremony to celebrate the completion of its 9th Women Build home and the beginning of the Stynka family’s new future. With Women Build as the sponsor, the majority of the home was built by women from all walks of life—from college-aged volunteers to retirees.

Andrei and Rodika Stynka, the partner family, are scheduled to officially close on the home the following week. After putting in 400 hours of “sweat equity” at Habitat’s jobsites, ReStore, and in homeownership preparation classes the family will become legal Habitat homeowners with an affordable 0% interest mortgage. With their two young children they will start a new life in a community surrounded by Habitat neighbors they met during their sweat equity process.

Women Build is Habitat for Humanity’s program for women who want to learn construction skills and build homes and communities. The purpose of Women Build is not to exclude men, but to focus on including women in the home building process. The house is mostly built by female volunteers and construction supervisors. A team of women comprise the Women Build advocacy team (WOMbats), and the major sponsors are predominantly female. Major sponsors for this particular Women Build house are: Global Village Teams in Support of Women Build, Minigowin Fund, Publix Super Markets Charities, and “The Three Marthas”. Lowe’s is the national underwriter of the Women Build program. Additionally, the WOMbats raised money using an online crowd-sourcing platform.

This year, the WOMbats focused on a “recipe” theme. Event attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite hand-written recipe which will be included in an album and presented as a gift to the family. The recipe theme represents the many “ingredients” which are needed to build the home: community support, donors, volunteers, building materials, and a partner family. A recipe for success!

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4 House Kick-Off Celebration & Lunch

Please join us!

Enjoy a light lunch followed by a special Kick-Off & Wall Raising to celebrate 4 new families:

Legacy Builders Society #2 ~ The Benitia Henson Family

Bank of America Merrill-Lynch #9/Publix Supermarket Charities #5/The Pulliam Foundation #3 ~ The Staci Williams Family

Business Bungalow #3/Eaton #10 ~ The Kedric Justice Family

Wicked Weed Brewing ~ The LaQuila Harris Family

4 House Dedication/Key Passing and Celebration

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We are celebrating the completion of our Shiloh neighborhood as well as the SECU McDowell House!

Four families will be receiving the keys to their new homes and four sponsors will be honored for helping make these homes a reality.

We will dedicate the following homes, as well as applauding these families and sponsors:

  • Tehnilenco family, AvL Technologies #3, lot 7
  • Bromley/Giannetto family, Grandpa’s House, lot 2
  • Holt Pearce family, Pisgah Investment Foundation & FRIENDS OF HABITAT To Honor Lew Kraus & To Remember Jon Kraus House, lot 1
  • Michael Martinez family, SECU-McDowell County