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Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads’ Women Build Weeks Happening May 1-12 
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Ladies, listen up. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads (Habitat SHR) has a great opportunity for you to make a difference for a deserving family in our local community. During their annual Women Build Weeks, May 1-12, teams of primarily women from local firms will spend a half day sharing or learning skills necessary to construct a new home for a qualified, low-income family.

The Belkharaz Family
The Belkharaz Family

The house will be located on George Washington Highway in Chesapeake and is being built for Morad and Sofia Belkharaz, their 8-year-old son Yasser, 6-year-old daughter Ikram, and a baby girl expected in May. The Belkharaz family (pictured) was born in Morocco, but they have lived in Coastal Virginia for 10 years and are now U.S. citizens. Morad is an HVAC technician at a local shipyard, and Sofia is a student studying cybersecurity.

A group of 160 women from local companies will help the Belkharaz family achieve the American dream of homeownership with this new three-bedroom, two-bath home. All prospective Habitat for Humanity homeowners contribute 200 hours of sweat equity to build not only their own home but houses for others.

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Women Build Weeks, but there are ample openings for other companies and organizations to participate. Businesses can be women-owned or feature a group of female employees who are eager to make a difference. Coastal Virginia Magazine is a media sponsor for Women Build Weeks.

For more information on how to get involved in Habitat SHR’ Women Build Weeks, contact Dan.Lear@SHR.Habitat.org.

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