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Woman Build project this summer in Seneca Falls

Never underestimate the power of determined women. This summer, hundreds of women will come to Seneca Falls to participate in an historic project – to construct the first all-women-built home in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of women’s rights.The project is daunting. Not only will women do all the labor, but they also will raise $65,000 needed for the project. Several fund raising activities have already raised nearly $10,000. The group’s next activity is a ziti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. March 29 at the SMS, Ovid Street, Seneca Falls. The menu includes ziti, meatballs, salad and bread. Tickets, at $7 each, are available in Seneca Falls at Downtown Deli – 53 Fall Street and Seneca Falls Savings Bank – 19 Cayuga Street and in Waterloo at 59 Washington Street & 1865 North Road (across from Walmart) Take outs are available. Pre sales must be picked up before 6 p.m. For more information, call (315) 568-1146.Women Build will hold a groundbreaking ceremony April 2 at the construction site, 6 Seneca Road, Seneca Falls. Women will build a 1,288-square-foot, one-story home with a 176 square foot front porch. The home will have three bedrooms and two baths and be energy efficient. Two families are being interviewed and an announcement of the homeowners is expected soon.Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. It seeks to eliminate substandard housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. The Women Build program is Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer program for women who want to learn or use existing construction skills and make a difference by building homes and communities. It was formed to address the housing crisis facing millions of women and children worldwide. Women Build projects have helped to construct more than 1,750 homes throughout the country.Women are needed to work in fundraising, volunteer recruitment, administration, food, special events and media. Women who are willing to serve should contact Hannah Droppa via email at: hannah.droppa@senecafallssavings.com or by calling (315) 568-1146 during business hours.

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