Habitat Recruiting 150 Women For Two Home Builds


Staff report

Grab your hard hat and get ready to build a home, or two.

Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County is looking for a team of 150 women to join the “Sisterhood of the Pink Hard Hats” for the second annual Women Build coming up in May.

This year, build days are scheduled for May 10-12. Women will work together to build two homes for two hard-working, low income moms and their families right before Mother’s Day.

In addition to sawing, drilling and hammering, women builders commit to donate at least $1,000 to help pay for construction materials used to build the homes. Last year the women builders raised more than $110,000.

No construction experience is required to participate. The volunteer builders will be working under the guidance of construction professionals.

The first build will benefit Caline St Germain, a client services specialist with the Palm Beach County Tax Collector. She is a Palm Beach County native, born in Boynton Beach and raised in Delray Beach. She is a single mother of 8-year-old Ayanna.

She currently lives in a small 1,100-square-foot home in Delray Beach with her daughter, mother, father, younger brother, his fiancé and her nephew. There are seven of them sharing a 3-bedroom, 2-bath apartment.

The second build will be for Rosibel and Juan Guifarro. Rosibel is a full-time housekeeper at Lifespace Communities and Juan is a construction worker with Henry HG Inc., a family business.

To learn more, contact Kari Oeltjen at koeltjen@hfhboca.org or 561-819-6070 or visit www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org.