Women Take Matters, Hammers Into Hands For New Durham Habitat Home
Posted September 29, 2004
DURHAM, N.C. — In Durham, women are taking matters and hammers into their own hands for the city's first
Habitat for Humanity
all-female building blitz.
There are about 400 female volunteers working on the project, many of whom have never picked up a hammer before.
"I love this kind of work. It's a big thrill, a big thrill," volunteer Chase Loew said.
"I've learned I can actually climb a ladder to the top rung," volunteer Judy Moneta said.
Supervisor Lucy Stokes said there are advantages to working on an all-female crew.
"They're probably better at being more careful and not just hammering it in because it's a 'huh' thing to do," she said.
The three-bedroom house will be dedicated on Oct. 17. The new homeowner is a single mother.