The ninth annual National Women Build Week, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity, will take place April 30-May 8, 2016. Over the course of the week, 17,000 women, 650 families, and Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers will help build or remodel homes for families who need a safe place to live. The goal is to provide 1,000 families safe and stable homes by the end of the year, according to a press release from Habitat for Humanity. The event kicks off tonight with Girls’ Night Out events across the country during which women will be framing houses beneath the stars.

“Every helping hand makes a difference and we’re thrilled thousands of women across the country are generously volunteering their talent and time during Habitat’s National Women Build Week to help families in their local community have a decent place to call home,” Lisa Marie Nickerson, associate director of Habitat for Humanity International’s Women Build program, said in the press release.

National Women Build Week was first launched in 2008 by Habitat with the help of Lowe’s. The retail giant provides construction how-to classes for the women participating in the build week and also provides Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers to help build homes during the week.

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