Habitat for Humanity Women Build event

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Saturday was the eighth year of Women Build, an event put on by Habitat for Humanity.

There were more than 50 volunteers out working with Habitat partners, and current or future homeowners. They were working on a handful of projects in the Wedgewood subdivision in Grand Junction.

Those with Habitat say a big part of the build event is to draw attention to the need for affordable housing, especially for women. They say the need is greater among women than men, as they're often single mothers and earn less money.

It’s also a great way for the community to interact with Habitat homeowners through volunteering.

"So, we have our homeowners here that get to work with people from the community, so they learn about our homeowners and how they're hardworking professionals in our own community, they just need a little bit of extra help to get in to a home," said Jennifer Grossheim-Harris, Communications Director, Habitat for Humanity Mesa County.

The projects on Saturday included putting up the frame up on a house, building a shed, and doing some demolition for a future Habitat home.

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