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About 30 women with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build group gathered June 29 for a team training session. The goal was to build the skills they will need to build a house.

On June 29 at the Fauquier Habitat for Humanity ReStore warehouse, 30 women of all ages worked together to build simple sawhorses in preparation for building a home. This is the first year since the pandemic began in 2020 that the Women Build team is operating in person again.

Women Build is a group within Habitat for Humanity where women learn and practice the skills needed to build houses in a low-pressure setting, and then build the actual house together after four training sessions. Elizabeth Neher, Women Build committee chair, said that the “Power Hour” event was to help grow community and confidence among the women.

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Volunteers Kelp Armstrong, left, and Susan Hall, right, saw wood together at a practice session for Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build group on June 29. The goal was to build the skills necessary to build a house in October 2022.

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Mia Rector will be moving into a new Habitat for Humanity House in Warrenton with her five children before the end of the year.  

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About 30 women with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build group gathered June 29 for a team training session. The goal was to build the skills they will need to build a house.

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