A group of seven women who are mortgage bankers by day will be involved in housing in an entirely different way on June 9.
The team from Charlotte’s HomeTrust Bank will be putting on their hard hats and taking up tools as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build Work Day, according to a press release from the bank.
The work on homes in the Charlotte area marks the 25th anniversary of Women Build, which started in Charlotte in 1991. This year’s five-home Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build efforts in Charlotte began May 6 and continues through early July. The homes, all designated for women heads of households, will be built in the Lakewood neighborhood off Rozelles Ferry Road.
The HomeTrust Bank team will be installing drywall on the homes, according to the release.
“I have no building experience but I have always admired the work that Habitat has done since the 1980s,” said Ginny Shalati, a HomeTrust Bank sales and service associate since 2007, in the release. “I like the fact that this is a hand up to families and not a hand out. It will be very rewarding to know that I helped someone get a nice home.”
The future homeowners themselves will be contributing 300 hours of labor, part of Habitat for Humanity’s sweat-equity requirement.
HomeTrust Bank’s Women Build team includes Sallie Jarosz, Pam Gavurnik, Cynthia Moore, Ginny Shalati, Erica Hernandez, Lindsay Johnston and Kristin Powell.