Representative Dee Morikawa, House District 16, and Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity to build affordable housing on Saturday, May 9, 2015 in Hanapēpē in recognition of National Women Build Week

Representative Dee Morikawa (House District 16) will be among more than 40 volunteers to join Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity to address the need for affordable housing on Kaua‘i as part of Habitat’s National Women Build Week, May 2-10.

National Women Build Week is a weeklong event created by Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program that challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. The week also spotlights the homeownership challenges faced by women. Lowe’s donated nearly $2 million to this year’s National Women Build Week.

Habitat for Humanity observing National Women Build Week by building walls for the first series of homes in the ‘Ele‘ele Iluna Subdivision, on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. At Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity Base Yard 1-3410 Kaumuali‘i Hwy Hanapēpē, HI 96716

Representative Dee Morikawa, House District 16, Lady Ipo Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity Staff and Volunteers will be there.

More than 300 Habitat for Humanity affiliates are hosting Women Build events this year.

About Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical, nonprofit, Christian housing ministry. Its mission is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world – one house at a time on Kaua‘i – and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Through volunteer and homeowner labor, and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses. The affiliate is also a proud partner agency of Kauai United Way.
Kaua‘i Habitat features two main home building programs: New Home Construction Program and Repair and Renovation Program. Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity also operates ReStore®, which sells new and used discounted building and construction materials and household items. Proceeds from ReStore® support Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity’s mission to build decent, affordable housing.

Since 1992, Kaua‘i Habitat has built 117 affordable homes and made critical repairs to 22 existing homes for Kaua‘i families whose household income is between 30-80% of the median Kaua`i income. Because the critical need for affordable housing continues to persist on our island, Kaua`i Habitat has pledged to scale up our capacity and build our next 100 homes before the next decade.

Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity is pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the Nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.

For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit, or follow us on FaceBook ( or Twitter (@kauaihabitat).

About Lowe’s in the Community

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 100 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $225 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit and


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