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ZSR at Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 5:46 pm

On Thursday, August 29 eight women of the ZSR Library swung hammers, raised walls, and lugged lumber as part of Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County’s Labor of Love Building Blitz. Two special builds took place during Labor of Love – the Hospice Healing Build and the Women Build – and this year the ZSR Team participated in the Women Build.

The Labor of Love Building Blitz kicked off the start of this year’s build season. From August 28 through August 31, volunteers raised the walls and installed dry wall in four new houses while continuing to build on two remodels and one other new house.

When the ZSR Team arrived on-site on Thursday, the foundation of a house had been laid, and the ZSR Team worked side by side with other volunteers and one future beneficiary of a Habitat home who was putting in some of her required sweat equity hours. By the end of the day, we had raised the exterior walls and some interior walls, as well, and the frame had taken shape. When I left, I could truly imagine a family enjoying that space for many years to come.

At the time of this post, the ZSR team is more than 50% towards its fundraising goal. If you would like to donate, please visit the ZSR Team’s fundraising page.

To see more photos of the build, including a video of an exterior wall being lifted, visit the event’s Flickr set, Habitat for Humanity 2013.

Top, from left: Rebecca Petersen, Carolyn McCallum, Lynn Sutton, Mary Beth Lock, andEllen Makaravage. Bottom, from left: Chelcie Rowell, Lauren Suffoletto, and Tara Hauser.

Top, from left: Rebecca Petersen, Carolyn McCallum, Lynn Sutton, Mary Beth Lock, andEllen Makaravage. Bottom, from left: Chelcie Rowell, Lauren Suffoletto, and Tara Hauser.

Preparing to lift an exterior wall.

Preparing to lift an exterior wall.

Lifting an exterior wall.

Lifting an exterior wall.

Checking the alignment of the wall.

Checking the alignment of the wall.

From right, Lauren Suffoletto and Mary Beth Lock.

From right, Lauren Suffoletto and Mary Beth Lock.

From left, Mary Beth Lock and Rebecca Peterson.

From left, Mary Beth Lock and Rebecca Peterson stitch together two sections of wall.

Chelcie helps to unload scaffolding.

Chelcie helps to unload scaffolding.

10 Responses to “ZSR at Habitat for Humanity Women Build 2013”

  1. very cool!

  2. It was empowering!

  3. Way to rock it Women of ZSR!!

  4. Inspiring!

  5. It was the hardest physical labor I have ever done but it was SO worth it. Thanks for documenting it, Chelcie, and for taking pictures, Lauren. Thanks to the entire Women Build team for your AWESOME strength and determination.

  6. I agree with Lynn, truly tough stuff! But well worth the pain and heat to see the final (for us) product! Thanks to Chelcie for writing this up.

  7. Good team work!! God is smiling big for what you did. Wearing gloves, Chelcie, soo smart!! I like your well written article.

  8. Amazing ZSR women! Well done.

  9. Great job. Great women.

  10. Inspiring!


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