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Habitat for Humanity sets aside work day for women at Rifle building site

Heidi RiceGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Submitted PhotoOn Sept. 19, members of the Women in Business Network participated in Women Build, a day set aside for women to contribute to construction of a Habitat for Humanity home in Rifles North Pastures subdivision. Participants included: Traci Heim, Sothebys International Realty; Jeanice Freeman, The Ranch House Mercantile; Lisa Anderson, Sothebys International Realty; and Natalia Lupi, Bray and Co. Real Estate.

RIFLE, Colorado – They may not be experienced in wielding tools or other construction equipment, but eight members of the Women in Business Network put in their time on Friday, Sept. 19, helping to build a Habitat for Humanity home in Rifle.The day, called “Women Build,” was set aside so that women could volunteer to help work on the duplex in the North Pastures subdivision off 16th Street in Rifle to help complete homes for two families.

“We learned how to use nail guns and power saws,” said Annick Pruett, executive director of the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce.The land for the deed-restricted affordable housing was donated by Savage Land Co. The homes are being sold for $110,000.The Women’s Build event was sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank and Countrywide Home Loans of Rifle as well as the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce. Along with Pruett, seven other women participated, including Andrea Maddalone, director of member of visitor services for the chamber; Nicole King of Countrywide Home Loans; Jeanice Freeman of The Ranch House Mercantile; Traci Heim and Lisa Anderson of Sotheby’s International Realty; Natalia Lupi of Bray and Co.; and Shari Neuroth of Neuroth Properties-Metro Brokers.

Construction of the duplex began in March 2008 and is being built for the Dunn and Edwards families.”We could still use more volunteers,” Pruett said. “They’re working on the homes on Wednesday, Friday and Saturdays. We had a great time – this was a great team-building experience.For more information about the project or how to help, e-mail to http://www.volunteerathabitatroaringfork.org, to Jen Bozek at 945-7733 or 963-8555.

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