Through shelter Yakima's Habitat for Humanity empowers and you can to!

I've always had a soft spot for them, in high school I remember getting to help build a house in Yakima. I signed my name on the roof of one of these houses and it's always been one of my favorite memories.

Getting to build something with your bare hands is a talent and Habitat for Humanity is known for building entire houses from the ground up and then partnering with families in need of affordable housing, they then purchase the home through a 0% - low-interest affordable mortgage.

March 8th is International Women's Day and Yakima's Habitat for Humanity has chosen to celebrate through the week with two different days and times to choose from

  • Monday, March 8th from either 8am-11am and 1pm-4pm
  • Wednesday, March 10 8am-11am and 1pm-4pm

This is your chance to build a DIY yourself project with the help of Yakima's Habitat for Humanity's site supervisors. Build each other up while learning a new skill and getting to take home something very cool!

You'll have four builds to choose from

  1. Single shelve wall unit
  2. Four shelve wall unit
  3. Garden planter box
  4. Multi-purpose bench

You also get the bonus of staining the wood if you choose and rocking a new t-shirt if you are able to snag one of these coveted spots. I will tell remind you the Yakima Habitat for Humanity is able to build because of the communities generous donations so the wood being used is being repurposed and a $25 donation with your participation helps build the next house gift to a family in need.

Please e-mail volenteers@yakimahabitat.org to RSVP today.

What Would You Build?

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