Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity Wraps-Up National Women Build Week

Volunteers from the Junior League of Colorado Springs dig a drainage ditch around a Habitat home foundation during Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity National Women Build Week May 7, 2016, Fountain, Colorado.
Volunteers from the Junior League of Colorado Springs dig a drainage ditch with shovels and pickaxes with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity May 7, 2016, wrapping up National Women Build Week. National Women build Week is an annual weeklong event that invites women to dedicate at least one day to build strength and independence through home building. “With no experience in construction at all, I felt completely comfortable. They walk you through everything step by step,” said Stephanie Curnow, Junior League of Colorado Springs member and National Women Build Week volunteer. “Overall it was really great.” Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity had 126 individuals who signed up to volunteer for National Women Build Week. Eighty of the volunteers were women. Volunteer shifts are a total of three and a half hours and include a morning shift from 8:30am to 12:00pm or an afternoon shift from 1:00pm to 4:30pm. “We had a lot of things going on this week including trim-work, painting, windows, foundation-work and front yard work,” said Joe Allman, Construction Supervisor. “We were also able to complete both siding and insulation projects.”
Volunteers from the Junior League of Colorado Springs lift a wheel barrow of dirt during Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity National Women Build Week on May 7, 2016, Fountain, Colorado.
Volunteers from the Junior League of Colorado Springs lift a wheel barrow of dirt during Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity National Women Build Week on May 7, 2016, Fountain, Colorado.
This week volunteers worked on several Habitat homes, to include the Gallegos family home. The Gallegos home is expected to be complete this August. The Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity National Women Build Week program began in 2008 and has completed three homes in the region. “Volunteering with habitat is an extremely fulfilling experience,” said Nailah Ellis Timberlake, Junior League of Colorado Springs member and National Women Build Week volunteer. “The work that Habitat does is important and if you have the time I think you should come out and support.”