Asheville Habitat: Powered By Women

February 27, 2019
The 828 (NC)

The share of women working in construction is about 9 percent across the country. The stat is another example of how Asheville strives to be well above average, thanks to Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity. Women comprise more than 50 percent of the organization’s construction staff. The Construction Manager is a woman, and women work in diverse construction positions including new construction, home repair, volunteer coordination, and construction administration. The annual Women Build led by a team of volunteers affectionately known as the “WomBATs” (Women Build Advocacy Team) recruits hundreds of female volunteers to help build—and raises $55,000 to build a home. Construction will begin on Asheville Habitat’s 14th Women Build House on May 7.

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