Volunteers sought for Habitat Women Build in Coshocton this year

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COSHOCTON -- Plans are under way for the second Habitat Women Build.

Construction crews will be out in force on May 11, although preliminary work will begin on May 4.

Sue Sheck is in the process of recruiting teams of women from all of the school districts in Coshocton County; though, this does not mean all the teams must be associated with one of the local schools. Volunteers are also being sought throughout the county to assist on this project and others that are planned. It is hoped that those who will work and have worked in the past continue to make themselves available on future projects.

It is hoped that there will be 20 to 25 teams that are interested in being a part of the Women Build.

Teams will be recruited for a variety of positions from Site Setup through construction. Each team will have a maximum of 10, including the Team Leader with a goal of raising $2,000 toward the house building costs. Teams are encouraged to contact Sheck at suesheck7@yahoo.com or 740-622-6364 in the evening. Assistance is always needed even after the home is built. Volunteers are needed to help with painting and other interior and exterior projects. The Women Build this year will be involved with house 12 on Orange Street in Coshocton and/or house 13, which is the Veteran Build. The site of Veteran Build has not been determined at this time.

The affiliate has again been awarded the Lowe's grant that sponsors the Women Build nationally. The affiliate will be working with the Lowe's in Zanesville. Construction workers will have the opportunity to participate in the Lowe's training clinic which is offered to women who would like to brush up on their power tool skills.

The training enables women to have role in the actual building of the home, from the flooring to the roof.

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