Habitat Girls Construct 2021 – Groups start constructing new house in Greensboro’s Willow Oaks neighborhood | Existence



Tamieka Smith, future home owner of Habitat Greensboro, with her sons Christian and Cameron (center) at the construction site in Willow Oaks.



Women Build Teams, sponsors and community members sign construction boards

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro recently launched its biannual Women Build 2021. At the kickoff ceremony, the Women Build teams, sponsors and community members signed construction boards that will frame the new house walls. Women Build team member Amy Meinecke (right) is pictured here among the board signatories.

Ivan Saul Cutler Special on News & Record

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro recently launched its biannual Women Build 2021 with 15 teams of women working side by side with future homeowner Tamieka Smith to build her 1,200 square foot three bedroom, two bath home.

From foundations to roofs, teams of cement foundries, hammer wielders, masonry builders, landscapers and hardworking women in pink helmets and t-shirts will build the new home in the Willow Oaks neighborhood of east Greensboro.

Women Build 2021 officially kicked off March 8, the start of International Women Build Week, launching more than 300 Habitat Women Build projects in North America and around the world.

The women’s and community / corporate sponsor teams raised nearly $ 100,000, surpassing Women Build’s 2021 fundraising goal of $ 85,000.

At the kickoff ceremony, the Women Build teams, sponsors and community members signed construction boards that will frame the new house walls.

“The other significant benefit for Tamieka in owning her future home is that she has a mortgage and can build equity in a safe, stable and affordable home,” said Ruthie Richardson-Robinson, Habitat Greensboro’s chief operating officer. “With the addition of Tamieka’s house, this fresh, new neighborhood continues to grow, bringing stability to families and the community, adding to the property value in East Greensboro, formerly known as Morningside Heights.”

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