Women in Nuclear group members volunteer in Kennewick

Tri-City HeraldMay 30, 2014 

About 10 members of the local Women in Nuclear chapter recently volunteered at a Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity site in Kennewick in recognition of National Women Build Week.

Women in Nuclear is a national network of people who work in nuclear- and radiation-related fields.

The Habitat home in Garden Court will go to Mary Ban and her children. Ban came to the U.S. more than 15 years ago after escaping turmoil in Sudan and already has completed the 500 hours of required "sweat equity," a Habitat news release said.

A house dedication is expected in late June.

"From this experienced I realize that every little bit helps," Kaitlin Carter, local Women in Nuclear chapter president, said in the release. "Mary was so grateful for the few hours that all the volunteers put in. She is living this every weekend and for her to be so happy that we could help was a delight."

Lowe's employees and other volunteers also helped.

During National Women Build Week, typically held around Mother's Day, women are challenged to spend at least a day helping build affordable housing. Lowe's helped launch the initiative in 2008.

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