PHOTOS | FOX 11 participates in Habitat build

FOX 11's Emily Deem uses a nail gun to keep boards in place during a National Women Build Week event for Habitat for Humanity May 8, 2017, in Green Bay. (WLUK/Gabrielle Mays)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Monday was a great day to get out and make a difference for families in Green Bay.

Women from around the area picked up their hammers and nails for Habitat for Humanity as part of National Women Build Week. That included FOX 11's Emily Deem and Gabrielle Mays, as well as women from other local media outlets.

They worked on a house for Monique Perez, her husband and six children.

All told, women will work on building six homes on Green Bay's east side this week.

The Green Bay chapter is one of over 600 around the country to host women build events.

Organizers say the week is about much more than building homes.

"It's about empowering women to get out and support each other," Cora Haltaufderheid, executive director of Green Bay's Habitat for Humanity chapter, said. "It's about letting women know that being together and helping each other is really something we want to do."

Volunteers also included business owners and executives.

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