FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 21, 2021
San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Ellen Immergut | Director of Communications
Women Build On with San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Popular Women Build event, presented by Cox Communications, returns in-person in 2021 with options for building and repairing houses, or adventure racing with a quaran-team.
SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s popular Women Build returns in 2021, with several event options to keep participants safe and healthy while supporting Habitat’s mission of building and repairing homes in partnership with families in need of improved housing.
The past year has brought challenges for us all and shined a light on the fact that the housing crisis is far from diminished. Safe, stable, healthy housing is more important than ever as we strive to keep our communities well during the COVID-19 global pandemic. This year’s event — Women Build On — is a celebration of resilience in our community, as well as a recognition of the fact that our work is far from complete. The annual fundraiser is a significant source of funding that helps San Diego Habitat work toward a community where everyone has a decent place to live.
Each Women Builder will have the opportunity to participate in limited on-site building opportunities, hands-on shifts at our home improvement ReStores, or an all-new COVID-friendly Adventure Race, where teams compete – either individually or together — in a Habitat-themed, high-energy scavenger hunt. They will raise or donate funds that directly support the construction and preservation of homes throughout San Diego County. The participants of Women Build On create significant change by volunteering, raising funds, 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.
Individuals from all walks of life are invited to join us in building stronger, safer communities. No prior construction or home improvement experience is necessary. Spots are filling quickly, but there are several dates in May to choose from.
San Diego Habitat is honored to have the support of Cox Communications as our presenting sponsor this year. Cox, a privately-held broadband company that has served the communities of San Diego County for nearly 60 years, established its long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity in 2013, through Cox Charities, a 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 military families. Their donation of $45,000 is helping to make Women Build possible.
Since 2007, Women Build volunteers in San Diego have built or repaired 16 houses in San Diego County and raised over $1M.
To volunteer or donate to Women Build, please visit www.sandiegohabitat.org.
About San Diego Habitat for Humanity
People in our community partner with San Diego Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.
Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to the ReStore, Habitat’s discount home improvement retail center. 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 technology. The largest private broadband company in America, we proudly serve six and a half 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 make each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in1898 by Governor James M. Cox.