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Women unite to build home in Roanoke

It's National Women Build Week

ROANOKE, Va. – More than 100 women from across the Roanoke Valley are coming together in Roanoke for National Women Build Week.

They're volunteering with Habitat for Humanity to build wall panels for a new home on Orange Avenue NW.

They started working Monday and plan to have all the panels built for the house by Saturday.

Development director Jenny Lee said it's inspiring to see so many women working together.

"Some of these women are skilled, but a lot of them have never picked up a hammer and so they're learning some really cool new skills while helping the community and helping a specific family, and at the end of the day today they'll go home and be like, 'Wow I just built part of a house.' So it's really empowering," Lee said.

Lowe's is also joining in on the build. This is the 10th year Lowe's has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for National Women Build Week.