Women Build Day held in Lawrence County

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NEW CASTLE, Pa. (WKBN) — A group of women got their hands dirty on Tuesday to help one of their own.

It was all part of the Lawrence County Chapter of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Day. The Lawrence County chapter is nearly finished with its 21st house and the group of 20 women helped with the landscaping on Tuesday.

“Women can  build. They can do things like this and during our past Women Builds, we have had them actually helping to build walls and roofs and siding. Today just happened to be  landscaping  day because that’s where we are in the build,” said Sheree Cunningham, executive director of the Lawrence County Habitat for Humanity.

The homeowner, Amber Norman, should get the keys to her three-bedroom house in November. She said she had to learn to be a jack-of-all-trades since Habitat recipients are required to contribute to the construction process.

“I’m terrible. I didn’t know how to use a hammer and nail. That is not me,  but I’m really glad that you have to  put in those hours. At the end of the day, this is going to be my home, and I’m going to have to be able to  fix stuff and nail stuff and patch things, so I have  learned a lot,” Norman said.

Being a homeowner is something Norman has always wanted and she is close to achieving it. Now she’s counting down the days when the house becomes her home.

“I cannot wait,” she said.

Habitat will break ground for its 22nd house on Friday.

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