Dozens volunteer to help Habitat for Humanity during National Women Build Week

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URBANA - Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County officials say they were joined by more than 60 volunteers to help build affordable housing in Urbana as part of National Women Build Week.

Among those who helped in the effort were Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing, University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise, and Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers.  Officials say National Women Build Week is being held from May 2 until May 10, and is a Habitat for Humanity program that challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their communities.

Officials also say they estimate that more than 15,000 women in communities throughout the nation are expected to volunteer at Habitat construction sites this week.  More than 2,300 homes have been built by Women Build crews since the program's start in 1998.

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