Habitat session designed for women DIYers
Thursday, May 08, 2014 11:00 AM
For the third year, the Jefferson County chapter of Habitat for Humanity is sponsoring a "Women Build" event designed for women interested in learning more about repurposing items for the home.
The event will take place Friday and Saturday. Gail Wison will be the featured celebrity at the event on Friday.
Wilson, of Louisville, calls herself a DIY maven who loves to renovate property.
She will share her expertise with local women looking for interesting, innovative and inexpensive home repair and decorating ideas.
Wilson's story is an interesting one. She was an elementary school teacher for 19 years before losing her job when her school closed.
Now, she uses her teaching skills in her program "My Repurposed Life."
There will be two sessions each day. Wilson will be at the Friday sessions at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity has built and refurbished several homes in the Jefferson County area, with more projects planned.
To supplement costs, Habitat also operates the Madison ReStore at 931 Lanier Drive. The store features building supplies, appliances and furniture for sale at a fraction of the cost of new items.
In addition to offering items for sale, one of the organization's missions is to promote recycling and socially responsible stewardship in the community.
To sign up for the Friday or Saturday events, women should call (812) 265-9697.