WLNS TV 6 Anchor Sheri Jones, Habitat for Humanity Capital Region and Lowe’s help families
Monday, May 02, 2016
Posted by: Eric Dimoff
Build to take place on May 2-6, 2016 in Lansing
Sheri Jones, weeknight anchor on WLNS TV 6, is joining more than 350 Habitat for Humanity Capital Region volunteers and Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers during the week of May 2 – 6, 2016 to help local families revitalize their homes in the Old Town residential neighborhood in Lansing. Next week’s project is part of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week, which takes place April 30 – May 8. The project also supports “Home for the Holidays,” a nationwide initiative launched by Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity to work alongside 1,000 families to help them build or repair their homes by December.
Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week is a weeklong event that invites women to devote at least one day to help families build strength, stability and independence through housing. The week is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women. Lowe’s donated $2 million to Habitat’s 2016 National Women Build Week and will provide the support of Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers.
WHAT: Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s Heroes celebrating National Women Build Week by empowering women to lift up the community through neighborhood revitalization/
WHEN: Monday through Friday, May 2 – 6, 2016, 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily.
WHERE: Projects will take place at 327 Grand River Ave., 1407-1315-1405 Center Street and the Old Town Community Garden on Turner and North streets. Volunteers will meet each morning at 1213 Turner Street (Urban Beat).
WHO: Among the over 350 Habitat for Humanity volunteers include Sheri Jones, WLNS TV 6 news anchor; April Clobes, chief executive officer at MSU Federal Credit Union; Michigan State Representative Tom Cochran; and James L. Herbert, chief executive officer at Neogen.
More than 300 Habitat for Humanity organizations across the country are hosting Women Build projects this year.