FORTH WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — Homes in the Como neighborhood in west Fort Worth are getting a facelift thanks to Trinity Habitat for Humanity's "Women Build" event on Saturday.
The event is part of the national Habitat for Humanity Women Build program, which recruits and teaches female volunteers to build and advocate for affordable housing with the organization. The Fort Worth neighborhood is one of 10 communities across the U.S. that will receive cosmetic updates to homes and public spaces on Saturday, including new mailboxes and freshened curb addresses and house numbers for 25 families in Como.
The Trinity chapter received financial support from a $25,000 grant given to the national organization from Lowe's.
"It is great to be able to work alongside these partner families for a day of service and celebration," Gage Yager, Trinity Habitat for Humanity executive director, said.
Nearly 1,000 volunteers are expected to participate in the one-day event across the country. The Fort Worth event runs from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Trinity Habitat for Humanity began a multi-year revitalization project in Como this fall. The organization says Saturday's spruce-up will add value to the neighborhood and spread goodwill within the community before the holidays.
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