Habitat for Humanity (lincolnhabitat.org) of Lincoln’s Women Build campaign wrapped up on May 31, exceeding the original $50,000 goal. Starting in September, Habitat recruited 50 women from across Lincoln. They were able to raise $65,100 to help build homes for families in need of safe, affordable housing.

As a part of their commitment to the Women Build campaign, the women builders also had a chance to volunteer on the job site, learning new skills that will applicable to the additional homes they can sign up to work on this summer.

The campaign also featured a series of Women Build Workshops at Nebraska Innovation Studio. Proceeds from the classes went towards the overall campaign total.

Community support for this initiative came from supporting sponsors, Ameritas and Lincoln Journal Star. Additional support came from Integrity Group Lincoln, Pharmacy Solutions, Union Bank and Trust, Home Real Estate, Home Builders Association, Mead Lumber, Eleanor Creative and Hausmann Construction.

“As women, we often are so busy taking care of our own families and focusing on our own careers that we forget to take time and give back,” says LaCresha Brooks, development specialist at Habitat. “That is what ‘the power of she’ is all about.”

Established in 1988, Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln has built or repaired more than 199 local homes. Through community partnerships, Habitat builds strength, stability and self-reliance alongside families in need of decent and affordable housing. To learn more, contact Director of Development Deanna Walz at (402) 310-7884 / dwalz@lincolnhabitat.org or visit lincolnhabitat.org.