Leticia Garza, the prospective homeowner of the Women Build House on 517 N 3th St. in La Porte, TX wrote: “Exciting, Motivating, and Rewarding are the words that come to mind when I think about becoming a Habitat homeowner. Home ownership is hard for a family who brings in two incomes, let alone one. Picture being a single mom of 3 kids! All I want is to provide a stable and safe environment for my kids, a place we can call home.”
On May 5, 2012, the Women Build Team from Air Products and several women from other WB teams participated in a build day as part of a National Women Build Event week project. We were doing our best to help make Leticia’s dreams a reality. Teams drove hundreds of nails in to the decking on the roof and secured hurricane clips on the Garza home.
Leticia and her dad sweated side by side along with a team of landscapers as wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow of sand was moved to help smooth the ruts in April Lee’s yard. Hard ground gave way to the efforts of one team as they dug a giant hole to make room for a large oak tree.
Air Products generously sponsored lunch for all participants. Women Build participant and Air Products employee, Gabriela Whiteside coordinated the arrangements for the 30 or so builders on the worksite. It truly takes a village to raise a Habitat for Humanity Home.
Thanks to all who pitched in!