Quantcast

Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Week kicks off in New Bern - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Week kicks off in New Bern

Posted: Updated:
NEW BERN, N.C. -

Dozens of women in eastern North Carolina put their construction skills to the test at the Habitat for Humanity's National Women Build Week in New Bern.

Women Build Week is a national initiative to encourage woman to come out and learn about home construction and get involved the organization.

"It's great; because, a lot of them have never tried to do some of the stuff that we asked them to do are willing to come out and learn from my site manager and take the workshop at Lowe's and learn how to do something completely different and get involved."

The women helped landscape and paint a home in New Bern. Homeowner, Chau Nguyen and her father also joined in on the effort to put the finishing touches on the home. Nguyen and the women say it's about helping others and learning useful skills.

"It gives you confidence that say if I wanted to tackle something at home, I can do it, and also that I can help someone else," said volunteer and board member Tiffany Dove.

"Very beautiful day for the lady, work and lady cleaned the house, so it's very awesome," said Nguyen

Nguyen and her family received the keys to their new home Saturday afternoon.

Woman's Build Week runs through May 12th. Contact your local habitat for humanity office to find out how to participate.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Touchdown Friday Week Two Scores

    Touchdown Friday Week Two Scores

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:12:07 GMT
    Game of the Week: New Bern 19, Havelock 14 - 3rd QuarterWest Carteret 14, East Carteret 0 - HalftimeDH Conley 42, Ayden Grifton 0 - Final Northside Jacksonville 14, White Oak 0 - 3rd QuarterSouth Creek 8, North Pitt 7 - 3rd Quarter
    Game of the Week: New Bern 19, Havelock 14 - 3rd QuarterWest Carteret 14, East Carteret 0 - HalftimeDH Conley 42, Ayden Grifton 0 - Final Northside Jacksonville 14, White Oak 0 - 3rd QuarterSouth Creek 8, North Pitt 7 - 3rd Quarter
  • Two men shot, injured at Farmville Labor Day party

    Two men shot, injured at Farmville Labor Day party

    Saturday, August 30 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-08-30 17:15:17 GMT
    Two men were shot and injured at a house party in Farmville early Saturday morning.
    Two men were shot and injured at a house party in Farmville early Saturday morning.
  • ECU hosts N.C. Central in 2014 season opener

    ECU hosts N.C. Central in 2014 season opener

    Saturday, August 30 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-08-30 18:16:37 GMT
    East Carolina, which has made bowl appearances in seven of the last eight seasons, will open the new campaign under the direction of fifth-year head coach Ruffin McNeill when the Pirates battle North Carolina Central in a non-conference matchup at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
    East Carolina, which has made bowl appearances in seven of the last eight seasons, will open the new campaign under the direction of fifth-year head coach Ruffin McNeill when the Pirates battle North Carolina Central in a non-conference matchup at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.