Women Build Week Empowers Females to Help

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HAMPDEN - More than 10,000 women across the country lended a hand in constructing houses for Habitat for Humanity, as part of national "Women Build Week."  Our Erin Thomas caught up with a group of women helping to build a home for a local family.
 
These women aren't afraid to use a hammer and nail, in fact they are helping to construct this house, as part of the 6th annual National Women Build Week.
 
The week challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. And despite the rain these ladies didn't stop working.
 
Volunteers at the habitat site in Hampden made themselves useful, stuffing insulation and cutting siding.
Erin Thomas

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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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