A home on Maple Street in western Independence has been getting a thorough renovation by Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity.
On Friday, another round of volunteers was on hand to continue hanging blinds, sanding and putting up a stair rail and doing other work – “those nice finishing touches that make it a home,” said Lindsay Browne, Habitat’s community engagement manager.
Friday was International Women’s Day, and Habitat says 10,000 women nationwide give their time during Women Build Week. Over 10 years, Habitat says, women volunteers have repaired or built almost 5,000 homes nationwide.
Habitat is always looking for volunteers and says construction skills are not necessary.
At the house on Maple, volunteers this week and earlier have come from Heartland Women in Trades, the National Association of Women in Construction and the Chiefs Women’s Organization.
This house is one of five projects the chapter has going at the moment – two new homes and three renovations. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home is going to a single father with two sons.
Browne said the weather this winter has slowed things down, but they aim to be ready for the house blessing March 17.
“We will be,” she said.