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"Make A Difference": Habitat For Humanity | Joy Macon and Women Build

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Listen: I knew the site was somewhere on Richards, but I hadn't written down the address, so I biked down the street with my eyes peeled and ears open for construction. The first site I passed wasn't quite what I was looking for (about 10 volunteers, mostly men), but there was no mistaking the second -- a beehive of activity, the sound of hammering almost overwhelming, all women doing the work. I found Milwaukee Habitat For Humanity's 2009 Women Build site.

I have to say, the scene was so impressive, I found it really difficult to capture it with audio. In fact, it took me a little over an hour of poking around the construction site to really get a handle on how amazing of a project Women Build really is. In this piece, we hear from a few volunteers as well as some reflections from Joy Macon, the home owner of this year's house.

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For more information on Habitat For Humanity Women Build, visit their website. Also, if you're interested in getting involved with Habitat For Humanity, this is a direct link to their volunteering page.

Produced by: Adam Carr

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