Calling all Women: Habitat Has Special Weekends Just for You!

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Local women working together to build two Habitat homes will raise the walls this Saturday and they are looking for women volunteers to come help them.

Habitat for Humanity will begin construction on the 6th Circle of Women house on Saturday at 8am in the new Faith subdivision along Martin Luther King Drive between Military and Bradley streets. Volunteer days are Saturdays until December 15 (except Thanksgiving weekend). This is a Women Build House and volunteers are especially needed the afternoon of October 27, but there is room for 4-6 volunteers most other Saturdays.  Contact Ryan Pierce at volunteer@habitatbcs.org or call (979) 703-1895 for more information and to sign up.

This Saturday is a special day for two Bryan mothers. Thanks to dozens of local women, Ella Foster and Chelsea Toliver will start building their news homes that day. 

B/CS Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce the first ever Aggie Women Build along with the sixth Circle of Women Build. Both home builds kick off this Saturday at 8:00 a.m., when nearly 50 women will raise the walls on two houses in Habitat’s new Faith Subdivision. 

Local women working together to build two Habitat homes will raise the walls this Saturday and they are looking for women volunteers to come help them.

Habitat for Humanity will begin construction on the 6th Circle of Women house on Saturday at 8am in the new Faith subdivision along Martin Luther King Drive between Military and Bradley streets. Volunteer days are Saturdays until December 15 (except Thanksgiving weekend). This is a Women Build House and volunteers are especially needed the afternoon of October 27, but there is room for 4-6 volunteers most other Saturdays.  Contact Ryan Pierce at volunteer@habitatbcs.org or call (979) 703-1895 for more information and to sign up.

This Saturday is a special day for two Bryan mothers. Thanks to dozens of local women, Ella Foster and Chelsea Toliver will start building their news homes that day. 

B/CS Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce the first ever Aggie Women Build along with the sixth Circle of Women Build. Both home builds kick off this Saturday at 8:00 a.m., when nearly 50 women will raise the walls on two houses in Habitat’s new Faith Subdivision. 

The inaugural Aggie Women build is made possible by the women of Texas A&M University – students, faculty, staff and women in the Bryan/College Station area and beyond who feel a deep connection to the Aggie spirit. “Our goal with this build is to bring together Aggie women to build a house for a family in need and empower women to take action against poverty housing conditions,” explained Cherise Klekar, a student at A&M and the director of the Aggie Women Build. 

What makes this build even more special is that the future homeowner is another Aggie woman, Ella Foster.  Ella works for A&M as an Assistant Supervisor for the Department of Residence Life and has a strong sense of Aggie pride. A mother of five, Ella also currently cares for her five grandchildren. The Foster family rents a home that is very overcrowded and looks forward to a house with more space and, most importantly, a home that offers security and shelter for both her children and grandchildren.

When asked how she felt about Aggie women coming together to raise money and build her home, Ella said, “I don’t think women fall short in anything they do.” 

The Aggie Women house is next door to the Circle of Women Build home, sponsored by local women who donated the money and will provide much of the volunteer labor to build it. Chelsea Toliver, the future homeowner, and her son are excited to start building their house this week, the sixth Habitat home sponsored by the Circle of Women. 

The community is invited to celebrate this special day at the wall raising ceremony at 8:00 a.m.

What:    Aggie Women and Circle of Women Build start two new Habitat for Humanity homes

Where:  1506 Military Dr., Bryan, TX

When:   Ceremony at 8:00 a.m. followed by construction

Volunteers Needed: The Circle of Woman Build volunteer days are Saturdays until December 15 (except Thanksgiving weekend). Volunteers are especially needed the afternoon of October 27, but there is room for 4-6 volunteers most other Saturdays. Contact Ryan Pierce at volunteer@habitatbcs.org or call (979) 703-1895 for more information and to sign up.

About Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity

Bryan/College Station Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization.  Formed in 1989, the local affiliate is dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and making the right to simple, decent, shelter a matter of conscience and action.  Habitat for Humanity partners with low-income families and gives them an opportunity to work side by side with local volunteers in the construction of their homes.  Once the homes are completed, families buy them at cost through zero-interest twenty to thirty-year mortgages.  BCS Habitat has partnered with over 214 families impacting more than 1,000 people over the past 23 years.  For more information, please visit www.habitatbcs.org