Usually, when we hear about construction projects, it is assumed that men are the ones doing the work. But one organization is changing things up a bit.
Habitat for Humanity in Peoria County has joined forces with Lowe's Home Improvement and several women from the River City are giving back to families in need. They are building an entire house for a mom with five kids.
Volunteer and assistant store manager, Dawn Wade says, "When Women come together, great things can be accomplished. Like learning new skills and being there for on another."
"To see women out here together to see women do something that people don't think women can do," Wade said. "I believe independence is a great thing for women nowadays. I think it actually builds them up and builds up their self esteem a little bit, and makes them realize that you can do anything that you want to do."
This is the 11th year that Habitat for Humanity has partnered with Lowe's to build home for families in need.
Another goal of the organization is to educate, inspire and empower women throughout the community while giving back. This particular project is expected to be done in September.