Women Build Week helps area family make house into home

By: Katie Solomon Email
By: Katie Solomon Email

GRAYSON COUNTY, TX -- Grayson County Habitat for Humanity has built nearly 30 homes over the last seven years. Now, the group is busy priming and painting doors and trim for a new home, with women taking over the project this week.

"Women Build Week has been held for the last seven years as a partnership between Lowe's and Habitat for Humanity and it is to celebrate the work that women do on the work-site," says Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County Executive Director, Laurie Mealy.

The women are framing, hanging sheet-rock, painting and roofing, they handle everything, except work that requires licensed sub-contractors.

Laurie Mealy with Habitat for Humanity says their projects usually have all female volunteers.

"It is just a verification of what we know women are capable of doing and women are already doing," says Mealy.

This week, these women are helping a local family in need.

The Jordan family says their six children are already planning their new space and are excited to have more room.

"They are currently living in a two-bedroom house, so the eight people who are currently in a two-bedroom house are very excited to be moving into a four-bedroom home of their own," says Mealy.

So excited, Michael Jordan says words can't describe what this new home means to his family.

"I'm real grateful. You just can't ask for better people to help out," says homeowner, Michael Jordan.

Jordan has spent hundreds of hours helping out on his new home and other homes as part of the program.

He has every intention of continuing to pay it forward.

"Everybody asks me if I'm done after this but I tell them no, I ain't done. Yeah, I'll be back on other houses," says Jordan.


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