Women of Steel Building Community

Ten Women of Steel were on the job site helping build new homes for those in need in September. Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build is an opportunity for women to get involved in the hammers-and-nails of homebuilding. The Women of Steel Committee sees the Women Build project as a great way to promote community spirit and get active as Women of Steel.

Usually volunteers taking part in Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build wear pink hardhats. But Women of Steel didn’t want to wear pink. So they designed their own hardhats and found a made-in-Canada supplier through one of the units where USW members work. And the employer offered to donate them to support the Women of Steel team.

These Women of Steel are raising funds in addition to their in-kind labour. USW members and locals can support the Women of Steel Women Build project at www.bit.ly/womenofsteel-womenbuild.

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This article appears in the Fall Edition of News@6.

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