A weeklong, nationwide event called National Women Build Week is currently taking place in 300 communities. The event, which is part of Habitat for Humanity, is meant to spotlight the homeownership challenges faced by women.
Instead of a traditional brunch or breakfast in bed, Habitat for Humanity is asking men and women to celebrate motherhood by volunteering at least one day to help build a house in their area, The Washington Post reports.
The homes that are built will be sold at the cost of construction to qualified families who earn between 30 percent and 80 percent of the area's median income. The event runs through May 8 and Habitat for Humanity expects more than 17,000 women across the country to volunteer. Over the past eight National Women Build Week events, there have been more than 80,000 women volunteers from all 50 states that have given some of their time to help build homes.