BAM sets sights on low-income housing
Betzi Hart, a board member for NC Habitat, spoke at The BAM Project’s “May Gathering” about the women volunteers who raised their hammers at Habitat for Humanity construction sites across the country in recognition of National Women Build Week, which was from April 30 to May 8.
Nevada County Habitat is now working on its fourth home in the Heritage Oaks development in Grass Valley. National Women Build Week challenges women to devote at least one day in the effort to help provide housing for the poor.
The event, now in its fourth year, has drawn more than 20,000 women volunteers from across the country. The Women Build Together is an initiative that empowers women to help solve housing issues faced by women and children. Women teams work with experts to learn construction skills and use those skills to build a Habitat home, according to a press release.
The BAM Project of Nevada County hosts a monthly dinner that benefits a local non-profit. The May gathering offered vendors, speakers, and raffle prize with proceeds benefiting NC Habitat.
Women of Worth is closely tied to this project and will have a team of women building this month and in August it will be the participating nonprofit with The BAM Project’s gathering. The June Gathering will benefit Acres of Hope and well be held at Emily’s Cakes and Catering in Nevada City. Reservations are being accepted now for the June 14 dinner.
For more information about the NC Habitat Women’s Build Project or the June meeting, call 530-274-1951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.