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Nacogdoches women volunteer to build home on Mother’s Day weekend

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Saws, drills and hammers were brand new concepts for some Habitat for Humanity volunteers.

In honor of Mother's Day, National Women Build Week gave women the opportunity to get their hands dirty for a good cause.

"What it's designed to do is not to exclude men but to empower women to assist with building affordable homes for families," said Nancy Wright, Board Member, Habitat for Humanity Nacogdoches.

Last week volunteers attended a workshop where they learned exactly what it takes to build a home with confidence.

"For the women who got to touch tools for the first time, they gained a lot of confidence and I think they will be able to take that going forward and not be frightened of it," said Wright.

This weekend they put their new skills to the test and helped with the construction of a Nacogdoches home.

Volunteer Amanda Sunkle said building the home with just women gives them the chance to prove they can do anything.

"I think its really important that women get out there and show that we have great qualities to build things and work together," said Sunkle.

Its about more than showing off their skills, the women are building for a single mother and her four kids, helping to construct her dream home on mother's day.

"To know this is going to be a home for somebody that somebody is going to be able to say, this is mine and I helped build it," said Sunkle.

"It works miracles in those families lives and it transforms neighborhoods," said Wright.

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