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Local groups pitch in for 'National Women Build Week'

FOX 31 employees help out during Habitat for Humanity's National Women Build Week on Friday. / Mary Green

Women from the Albany area traded in their typical workspaces for construction sites this week as part of Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week.

Flint River Habitat got assistance from several groups throughout the week, including Procter & Gamble, Jack & Jill, CTSI, Maulden & Jenkins and FOX 31. Some worked at current Habitat houses, while others pitched in at the new ReStore location.

The annual event is a nationwide partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s and lets more community groups contribute to their work throughout the area.

“That’s a big aspect of Habitat, is getting the community involved and partnering with the community,” Flint River Habitat Executive Director Scooter Courtney said. “There’s no way Habitat could do this by themselves. We have to have the community’s support, and we have to have the businesses’ support to make all this work.”

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