RSVP Volunteers Help Kick-Off Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Blitz!

Through rain and shine, YWCA’s dedicated RSVP volunteers made their way to the Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Blitz site in West Bloomington this morning. Thanks to RSVP Interim-Director, Colleen Steinberg, YWCA McLean County was able to provide Habitat for Humanity with 7 dedicated ladies, all willing to wield a hammer, a tool belt, and pitch in where needed… yellow safety glasses included!

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Pictured from left to right: Colleen Steinberg (Interim RSVP Director), Deb Luedtke, Stephanie Newman, Marilea White, Pam Good, June Brown & Sue Volk.

Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build is a special volunteer group through Habitat for Humanity. The program has been established to encourage the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat homes. The all female volunteer crew helps build a house and seeks to empower women…something we’re all about here at YWCA McLean County!

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RSVP Volunteers Sue Volk & Marilea White work in tandem to mark the floor boards for appropriate places to hammer nails. 

The final house completed by Women Build will be move-in ready this October along with 2 other Habitat homes currently being constructed during this season’s Build Blitz. To learn more about the final plans and new homeowners, check out the Pantagraph article featured in the June 1st issue: http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/habitat-for-humanity-blitz-build-kicks-off-saturday/article_d6601508-cb1a-11e2-b692-001a4bcf887a.html

YWCA McLean County and RSVP would like to thank volunteers: Deb Luedtke, Stephanie Newman, Marilea White, Pam Good, June Brown and Sue Volk for their contributions at the Women Build Blitz!

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RSVP Volunteers Stephanie Newman & Deb Luedtke team up with Coldwell Bank employee Lisa, to hammer in the floor boards. 

Habitat for Humanity of McLean County has been recognized as the #1 Habitat organization in the State of Illinois. RSVP is proud to partner with such a strong agency and regularly provides volunteers to the Retired Build Crew, the Habitat office and will soon be branching out to provide volunteers to their Restore. YWCA McLean County’s RSVP program has been recognized on a national level by Dr. Tan, the CEO of the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS), for placing over 100 volunteers with Habitat for Humanity.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build, visit their webpage at http://habitatmclean.org/.

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