In recognition of National Women Build Week, May 2-7, Bradley Corporation sponsored and participated in the Waukesha, WI-based Habitat for Humanity event, which organized volunteers to build this year’s designated Women Build house.
Local corporations, such as Bradley Corp., took turns supporting each day of the Women Build Week with women-led teams of on-site volunteers. Eighteen of Bradley’s employees assisted in building the home’s stairs, constructing frames for walls, installing dry wall, organizing building materials, and using power tools to cut lumber. They also helped assemble the garage walls and complete construction of the garage.
The weeklong event also helped procure funds to buy lumber, construction supplies, and some of the skilled labor necessary to help create homeownership opportunities for the local limited income, working families.
“This is the first year Bradley has participated in National Women Build Week, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome,” said Bryan Mullett, chief strategy officer, Bradley Corp. “Not only is it providing housing for those in need, it is allowing our employees to make a direct impact and give back to our community. Our volunteer team has responded very positively to this experience.”
National Women Build Week is a weeklong event created by Habitat for Humanity International that challenges women to devote their time, talent, and treasure to help build affordable housing within their local community. Across the nation, more than 15,000 women were expected to volunteer at Habitat construction sites to spotlight homeownership challenges. Habitat’s Women Build program recruits, educates, and inspires women to build and advocate for simple, decent and affordable homes in their communities. Since the program was created in 1998, more than 2,300 homes have been built in partnership with lower-income families using Women Build crews.