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Creighton takes over leadership of Women Build program

August 15, 2010
  • Connie Creighton and Pam Meredith
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On June 1, Connie Creighton took over the reins of Habitat for Humanity of Washington County's Women Build Program. Creighton says she inherited a strong program thanks in large part to her predecessor, Pam Meredith.

In her new role, Creighton is responsible for leading the 80-member, all-women volunteer group in building its fifth house in Washington County. Creighton coordinates the committees responsible for fundraising, in-kind donations, construction and other activities.

"Every volunteer joined Women Build for a different reason. Some of them are life changing because women achieve personal goals that they have set for themselves. Many find other volunteers to help them with what they want to accomplish. Others want to insure that families in need have decent, affordable housing," Creighton said.

The program brings together women from all walks of life and skill levels to help build homes.

The Washington County Habitat program is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. It brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple affordable houses.

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The houses are sold to those in need at no profit and no interest. The Washington County Habitat program was founded in 1994 and has built homes for 31 families in the region.

For more information, call 301-791-9009, e-mail womenbuild@att.net">womenbuild@att.net or visit http://www.habitat-wc.org.

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