Hattiesburg Habitat wrapping up National Women Build Week

Hattiesburg Habitat wrapping up National Women Build Week

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity is wrapping up its part in National Women Build Week. It was a time for women to come out and support the building of homes for deserving homeowners who have partnered with the Habitat for Humanity organization. On Saturday, about one dozen women volunteers worked on Park Avenue to help frame the future home of Bridgette Lang.

According to Habitat for Humanity, 18,000 women volunteers across the country have been working in the last week to build homes in their communities.

"This is a great organization and it's just really overwhelming and so sweet," said Lang, who was among the women working on the home.

"It's been hot and rewarding and I've learned a lot," said Susan Wiggins, who was volunteering for the first time to work on the home.

The Lang home will be the 69th residence built by the Hattiesburg Area Habitat for Humanity since it was founded in 1990.