Beginning next week, dozens of Atlanta women will come together to construct a safe, energy-efficient home for a working Atlanta family. The 2012 Atlanta Women’s Build takes place Aug. 18 – Oct. 6, continuing a growing city tradition of women building Atlanta Habitat homes for women.
Led for the second year by honorary co-chairs Brenda Wood and Lane Carlock Howard, the Atlanta Women’s Build started in 2003, with women joining forces to complete beautiful homes for five qualified families. This year’s build will include a special Executive Women’s Build Day on Sept. 20 led by female leaders in business and nonprofit positions.
Leading up to the start date, the committee must raise the $80,000 needed to cover some of the upfront cost of materials. Labor is provided by the women volunteers who work together for seven weeks. For more information on the 2012 Atlanta Women’s Build or to donate and volunteer, please visit the Atlanta Habitat website at www.atlantahabitat.org or call Geneva Hall-Shelton at 404-223-5180, ext. 130.
Pictured above: Barbara Reid (left), one of the original 2003 founders of the Atlanta Women’s Build, discusses plans for the 2012 build with Atlanta Habitat’s sponsorship manager, Geneva Hall-Shelton (center) and Alexandra Balzer, 2011 and 2012 build chair.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.

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