Lovejoy, GA – Over the weekend, Southern
successfully completed the “Women Build.” Proudly Sponsored by African Pride, the “Women Build” is an annual project that empowers women to build homes and enable them to positively impact the lives of families by making home ownership a reality. Notable participants who made all of this possible were Christina Johnson, VH1’s Reality Star and Co-owner of BE FX Makeup,Darlene McCoy, Praise 102.5’s Radio Personality, Tia Norfleet, First African American Female Licensed Nascar Driver, the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream,Women’s Council of Realtors, 100 Female Entrepreneurs, The Single Wives Club and Clayton State Women’s Basketball Team. All participants worked together over a 4-day period to build a home for LaTonya Flugence and her family. Ms. Flugence along with her two sons, Kavious and Kyle, have successfully completed her 300 hours of sweat equity by helping other program participants build their homes, volunteering at the McDonough Restore, and participating in community clean-up activities.
During each build day, volunteers were led by a women-powered construction & development team who assisted with on-site safety. Our women dj’s, DJ Whitney Abstrakt and DJ Rasyrious, kept the upbeat tunes going throughout the day while Jaci’s Cafe provided a cook-out style lunch. The volunteers were then accompanied by female Red Bull Wings Ambassadors who distributed energy drinks to each of the participants.
For more information on how you can get involved with Southern Crescent Habitat and our upcoming events, please visit www.schabitat.org and continue the conversation on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram (@SCHabitatfh) and hashtag #WomenBuild #BuildWithSCHabitat
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About Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity
Southern Crescent Habitat For Humanity (SCHFH) helps low income families find opportunity, stability and improve their quality of life. SCHFH helps build stronger families and neighborhoods through homeowner education, which includes financial literacy, and by partnering with donors and volunteers to construct attractive, affordable homes and to repair existing homes. SCHFH believes that everyone deserves a decent place to live. The affiliate has created opportunities for hard working people to own an attractive and affordable home. To qualify they must have a stable job with a 2-year tenure, spend more than 1/3 of their monthly income on rental housing, meet income requirements and invest 300 hours in sweat equity (building homes) and home ownership (financial and home maintenance) education. Our organization has helped over 300 families in South Atlanta, and would like to invite you to be apart of our mission to double that by 2020.