ST. PAUL (WCCO) — You might see a lot more ladies around town wearing hard hats and yellow vests. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is working on two homes built by all-women construction teams.
One is in St. Paul, the other in the Jordan Neighborhood in North Minneapolis. It was hard hit by a tornado two years ago. And on this job site, for the first time ever, a woman is the project manager.READ MORE: Twins' Triple, 2 Bases-Loaded Walks In 10th Beat Texas
The job isn’t glamorous but it’s incredibly important.
The Women Build construction site started with just a plot of dirt and some very capable hands.
“We started with a capped foundation so all there was were the basement walls, then we hauled walls, set up roof trusses, re-roofed,” said Collette King, Habitat for Humanity Site Supervisor.
Not only do women provide the volunteer labor and funding, from framing to landscaping, they give back to the community in a way that uses all of their skills with construction.
Each project is managed, start to finish, by an experienced woman site supervisor. This time, it’s King.READ MORE: Severe Blood Shortage Nationwide Impacting Minnesota Hospitals
“We’re finally about to sheet rock and really make it look like a house,” she said.
Everyone here gave up a day of at their real job.
Now a single mom will be able to live in the 1,500-square-foot home. All because other women came together to make it possible.
There’s another women’s day build this Friday in North Minneapolis and the group will soon start a house in Frogtown in St. Paul.
You don’t need constrution experience to help. They’ll teach all that you need to know.MORE NEWS: Investigators ID Person Whose Body Parts Were Found In NE Mpls. As Adam Richard Johnson
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