HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This week is Habitat for Humanity's National Women Build Week, which is held each year before Mother's Day to celebrate women.
The Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity brought together two different groups of women on Thursday to help with one of it's project houses. The program invites women to devote at least one day to help families build stability and independence through housing.
"Habitat believes that women are the changemakers in our neighborhoods, and women's build day gives them an opportunity to come out and demonstrate that in a real way, while also gaining valuable skills they can use at home," said Laura Goodwin-Wright, finance manager of Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity.
This year, 300 communities in 49 states will participate in National Women Build Week to help create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
"It's an awesome feeling knowing that I'll be able to offer my children a home that they'll be able to decorate and make it their own," said future homeowner Bridgette Lang. "It's just an awesome opportunity. It really makes me feel like for every can't, I can."