Women volunteers highlight Habitat for Humanity's 'Women Build Week'

Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity kicks off Women Build Week with a home build in the city, May 7, 2018. (WLUK)

GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- Some familiar faces are making a difference in the community.

Some members of the FOX 11 team are helping to build a house in Green Bay as part of the Habitat for Humanity's Women Build Week.

Good Day Wisconsin's Emily Deem and Rachel Manek and FOX 11's Gabrielle Mays got hands-on with power tools to help build the early stages of a home.

The program promotes the involvement of women in the construction of Habitat for Humanity homes in the community.

More than 100 local women come out to help during the week.

Organizers say the event is empowering for women.

"A lot of women are apprehensive to come out and volunteer with us because they think they need to know everything there is to know about the building side," said program and marketing manager, Colleen Peters. "It's a cool empowering event for women as well as showing them what we do with the build site and get them involved with Habitat."

The home which was worked on Monday is scheduled to be completed later in the summer.

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