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San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Ellen Immergut | Director of Communications
619-906-4485 – direct
619-379-5793 – mobile
San Diego Habitat for Humanity Hosts 12th Annual Women Build
Every woman has the power to change the world, starting right here in San Diego
LOGAN HEIGHTS, CA – Women volunteers from across San Diego County will raise their hammers on a Habitat for Humanity construction site in Logan Heights on May 2nd, and during several days throughout the month. San Diego Habitat’s 12thAnnual Women Build event, generously sponsored by Cox Communications, challenges women to devote at least one day to creating decent, affordable housing in our community.
A safe, stable home is the foundation for the strength, stability, and independence hardworking families need to build better futures. Habitat homeowners invest 250-500 hours of “sweat equity,” working alongside our staff and volunteers to help build their own homes. When construction is complete, they make affordable mortgage payments that are recycled back into the Habitat program to build more homes for more families.
Women can create significant change in their neighborhoods by volunteering and bringing attention to the fact that homeownership is a pathway to better financial futures, better education, better health, and a more cared-for, connected community.
During the 2019 event, Women Builders will contribute their time, talent, and treasure to build a home in Logan Heights. In addition to spending at least one day on a job site, participants are asked to raise a minimum of $300 to support the creation of affordable homeownership opportunities. A total of 300 women will participate in eight build day events throughout the month.
San Diego Habitat is honored to have the support of Cox as our presenting sponsor this year. Cox, a privately-held technology company that has served the communities of San Diego County for over 50 years, established its annual partnership with Habitat for Humanity in 2013, through Cox Charities, the philanthropic arm of Cox that is funded by employee donations which are matched by the company. Partnering with Habitat for Humanity not only supports affordable housing for families throughout San Diego County, but it also demonstrates Cox’s commitment to veterans and sustainability, which are two of the company’s four primary areas of giving. In the past five years, hundreds of Cox employees have participated in approximately 30 volunteer projects with Habitat for Humanity, including building and repairing homes, and building playhouses for local families. Their donation of $85,000 is helping to make Women Build possible.
Since 2009, Women Build volunteers have built or repaired 15 houses in San Diego County, and raised over $600,000!
WHEN: Wednesday, May 2nd
8:30am Event Kickoff/Safety Briefing
9:00am Construction Begins
11:30am Break for Lunch
12:15pm Construction Resumes
3:00pm Clean Up
WHO (INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPS):
Lori Holt Pfeiler | President/CEO, San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Chanelle Hawken | Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, Cox Communications
Habitat for Humanity Women Build volunteers
You are more than welcome to cover the event early – please contact us to make arrangements.
WHERE: 1805 Harrison Avenue, San Diego 92113
About San Diego Habitat for Humanity
San Diego Habitat for Humanity, the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds and repairs homes in partnership with local hardworking families in need of improved housing. For more information, visit www.sandiegohabitat.org or call 619-283-HOME (4663).
About Cox Communications
Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in1898 by Governor James M. Cox.
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