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Habitat For Humanity host “Women Build” event

ALPENA, Mich. – As Women’s History Month kicks off, Habitat For Humanity of Northeast Michigan has an opportunity geared toward women.

The organization is offering a virtual program called “Women build.”

The week long event is part of habitat’s international women build week in partnership with Lowe’s.

From mortgages to building a home, tools and repairs, the program helps women secure their place in homeownership.

The staff at Alpena’s Habitat office said that learning these important skills is empowering to women.

“It gives them the confidence and independence that some are looking for, that can be overwhelming like not even knowing how to fill out a mortgage or afraid to fill out a mortgage because their credit is not great, and not knowing what to do,” said Jennifer Nestell Admin Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator for Habitat For Humanity of Northeast Michigan.

“If we can show them and lead them and promote this, this is good for all of us in our community,” said Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Michigan Ted Fines.

The 2021 event starts Monday March 8th on International Women’s Day and runs until March 15th. Although targeted for women, anyone can participate.

The organization hope to have a hands-on building event in the spring.

For more information on the virtual meeting or about the Women Build program you can call the Habitat For Humanity office in Alpena or visit