Women learn skills for Habitat
Published 1:45 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Pink T-shirts, purple hearts and silver hammers filled the parking lot beside the Hourglass Saturday as more than 40 women participated in the first Habitat for Humanity Pink Power event.
Part construction clinic, part fund-raiser, Pink Power gave women the opportunity to learn some valuable construction skills they can use at home or during Habitat projects.
Organizer Becki Breckenridge was pleased with the turnout.
Weyerhauser donated lumber for the project, and Swift Supply donated vinyl siding. The United Fund brought refreshments for the group.
Women at the clinic also received pink T-shirts to wear and earned a “purple heart” pin when they hammered a thumb or sacrificed a fingernail to the cause.
In addition to learning construction skills, by the afternoon the women were putting together four storage sheds which will be used on future Habitat for Humanity projects — a valuable commodity for each house.
Each woman paid $100 for the Pink Power clinic, which will be used to help fund the next major Habitat build. In March, Habitat will undertake a major building blitz — completing one house, from start to finish, in just one week.