Taking Time to Care: Women Build Day for Habitat for Humanity
“Women Build is a Habitat for Humanity International program that encourages women to make a difference by building homes in their local community.” Women are encouraged and the organization helps to empower women to encouraging groups of women to help with the funding and building of homes.
Saturday May 7, 2011 the Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) asked its members to participate in this special day and our own ladies of Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley made a strong showing.
We participated in a range of activities which included roofing, exterior painting, land clean-up and other miscellaneous work-site tasks at 3033 Jennings Avenue in Greenacres.
I was pleased to be joined by others at my firm, including fellow attorney Laurie Briggs, marketing director Joan Williams, administrative professionals Suzanne Mabie and Amanda Gauger. Employee spouses and friends also lending a hand for habitat included: Jessica Covey, Annie Bass, Sarah Wojton, Julie Schnee and Candace Majercik.
We worked together with other women in the legal community as well as the recipients of this home and future Habitat for Humanity home owners. It was a powerful experience to see such a diverse group of women join forces to accomplish so much in just one day. It really proves that a little sweat equity truly goes a long way.
I speak for all of us with this well known quote, “You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” Volunteering in our community… another great way to “take time to care”!