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Vulcan Women Build with Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity’s Birmingham Women Build program was recently featured in Bham Now. A team of Vulcan women participated in the program this year, building a home for Tanquenekia Dunning, a single mother of two young children. Here’s what they had to say:

Habitat for Humanity recently made an appeal to women in our community to participate in Women Build days–and women across Birmingham delivered.

Just before Mother’s Day last month, Tanquenekia Dunning, mom of two young children, was presented with the keys to her new home. This would not have happened without her hard work as well as the work of almost 200 volunteers spending 1,400 hours of their time.

The build was part of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program. It is a national campaign that just completed its second year in Birmingham. As part of the initiative, women-led teams fundraise and lead the efforts on building a new home for a member of the community.

One of the participants was Vulcan Materials Company. “This group of Vulcan women came together to understand the build process and, with other women around Birmingham, contributed the sweat equity needed to make a difference in the life of a single mother in our community. It was personal to all of us,” said Carol Maxwell, manager of Vulcan’s Foundation.