COSHOCTON -- Coshocton County Habitat for Humanity volunteers were trained in the use and safety of power tools and framing April 21 by Lowe's staff members.

There were 26 women who participated in the "how to" clinic. The volunteers were members of nine churches in the Three Rivers District of United Methodist Churches and they will participate in the National Women Build in May. They will be framing a home on May 12 at 7th Street Rear in West Lafayette.

Lowe's is an underwriter of Habitat's Women Build program and has committed more than $1.3 million to National Women Build Week in support of 275 participating affiliates. National Women Build Week is one of the major initiatives supported through their five-year, $20 million pledge to Habitat.

It is hoped that more women will volunteer in future Habitat projects once they have been through the "how to" clinics provided by Lowes's Home Centers. There are many ways women can volunteer even if they haven't had the Lowe's training. Assistance is always needed for painting, landscaping and a variety of tasks that don't require special training.

Anyone wishing to volunteer can register by calling 740-623-2764 or by going to the Habitat Site and click on the "Volunteer Up" link.