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National Women Build Week: Women come together to build affordable housing

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Several women in our community are laying the foundation for affordable housing in La Crosse.  Saturday marks the beginning of National Women Build Week.

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Several women in our community are laying the foundation for affordable housing in La Crosse.  Saturday marks the beginning of National Women Build Week.
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12509/7353799?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Sat, 05 May 2018 22:59:21 +0000 National Women Build Week: Women come together to build affordable housing Several women in our community are laying the foundation for affordable housing in La Crosse.  Saturday marks the beginning of National Women Build Week. http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12509/7353799?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WKBT women in our community are laying the foundation for affordable housing in la crosse. today marks the beginning of national women build week. habitat for humanity and lowe's are bringing women together to build and repair homes for families in need. news 8's jordan fremstad joins us with more on a project on the corner of farnam and ninth street. mal...national women build week has brought more than 117- thousand women together to help complete nearly five-thousand housing projects nationwide over the past decade. since 2003, lowe's has given more than 63 million dollars to habitat and helped nearly 65-hundred families improve their living conditions. and today women from our community and many others came together to continue a proud legacy of affordable housing in la crosse. (nat sound) kahya fox "we come together with women all over the community." they are putting forth a little elbow greese. (nat sound) jaime blanken "it just brings hope back to the community." hammering home the reality of affordable housing. kahya fox "housing is one of those things that's a need for everybody." volunteer jaime blanken says it brings color to neighborhoods. jaime blanken "being able to be a part of a community and keeping it refreshed and revived." providing a family with a fresh start. (nat sound) jaime blanken "not everybody can afford to do a remodel." on the corner of farnam and 9th street.... kahya fox "it's a property we purchased last fall and we are doing some gut rehab work to the property and when it's finished and gets it's face lift we are going to sell it to an income eligable family right here in our community." the community responds with 175 volunteers sweating 2,500 dedicated hours for every new project. kahya fox "it's not just about building the homes it's about building them with our community." jaime blanken "it shows that they care." the families are required to pitch in too. kahya fox "they actually have to do 350 sweat equitiy hours to qualify for the home." and while it may not look like much at first...every step taken...leads to some else's future. jaime blanken "it's refreshing to see something new that hasn't been new for a very long time." when it's finished the hours put in will have an everlasting impact. jaime blanken "it's going to be very gradifying to see and esspecially knowing that i helped put this together for the next family who lives here." there are still opportunities if people want to help out. volunteers can attend until next saturday which is also mother daughter build day. to sign up...you can go to habitat la crosse dot org ... they have free lunch and there are no skills required ....they teach you everything....mal ? thanks jordan, over 300 communities across the us are participating in the 2018 national





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