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Habitat for Humanity turns to women for help with house

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By The Staff

HOW TO HELP

If you are interested in assisting on Saturday, go to 282 Miller Ave. in Radcliff between the hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

By JEFF D’ALESSIO

jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

RADCLIFF — A Radcliff home will get a facelift of sorts on Saturday with the help of several area women.

Hardin County Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Day will help restore a home on Miller Avenue with new siding, said local director Larry Mengel.

Mengel said a training session for this weekend’s event was held April 25 at Lowe’s and about 25 women showed up.

“That was a great number to have,’’ Mengel said.

The Radcliff home was built By Habitat for Humanity in 1999, and is in need of some work, Mengel said, especially with siding. He’s expecting about 40 women to be involved in putting new siding in place.

“I’m hoping we can get it all done on Saturday,’’ Mengel said. “We’ll get the siding measured, cut and nailed on and do it right. If it isn’t, we’ll pull it off and do it over again.’’

Habitat International annually holds events solely for women to be involved in getting a home ready for use. Mengel said this is the first time the local group has attempted a Women Build Day, but he doesn’t expect it to be the last.

“It’s a new experience for us, but it’s been a good experience for us,’’ he said.  

Work on the house will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

“This is a great opportunity to tell people that Habitat is out there,’’ Mengel said.

National Women Build Week for Habitat for Humanity is May 2-10 this year.

Mengel said participants aren’t expected to attend for the entire day and hoped that work would be done in shifts.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at (270) 505-1757.