Guest blog contributed by Dawn Puroway
Twin Cities Habitat volunteer and Women Build Committee Member
This year marks the 10th year that I have gathered my friends and family together for a day of working on the Women Build house. Every year, the team of women with varying levels of construction experience starts their Women Build day with the site supervisor introducing the day’s work. Every year, many women learn a completely new skill, from installing sheet rock to using various saws to laying laminate flooring. After instructions from the site supervisor, AmeriCorps member, or crew leader, the women begin working on their task and dive into a new experience - starting slowly, asking questions, making mistakes, asking more questions, and making progress.