Saturday, December 20, 2014


Volunteers Samantha Conrad, left, and Jennifer Pitcher, right, work in tandem to build a support for the roofline over the porch of a home near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site, more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Volunteer Meghann Sullivan, right, stands on a scaffolding awaiting her next task as she builds a support for the roofline over the porch of a home near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site, more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth)

Women volunteers are positioned on scaffolding as they work to build a support for the roofline over the porch of a home near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Habitat For Humanity Construction Supervisor Duffy Sherman, right, explains a task to a group of women on the worksite of a Habitat For Humanity build near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth)

Volunteer Coordinator Molly Prime moves lumber on the worksite of a Habitat For Humanity build near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Volunteer Coordinator Molly Prime smiles as she watches a group of women on the worksite of a Habitat For Humanity build near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site, more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Volunteer Kim Asoera hammers a nail into place as she builds a support for the roofline over the porch of a home near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site, more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Volunteer Kim Asoera hammers a nail into place as she builds a support for the roofline over the porch of a home near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site, more than 75 percent were women. Meghann Sullivan is at left. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Volunteer Kim Asoera holds a nail in her mouth as she builds a support for the roofline over the porch of a home near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site, more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Volunteer Ronica Born hammers a nail into place as she and Teresa Shultz-Miller work together on a home near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site, more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

A pair of pink shoes stand out on the worksite of a Habitat For Humanity build near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site, more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth)

Women volunteers are positioned on scaffolding as they work to build a support for the roofline over the porch of a home near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site, more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Women volunteers are positioned on scaffolding as they work to build a support for the roofline over the porch of a home near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site, more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Volunteer Jennifer Pitcher hammers a nail to attach two pieces of lumber as she works to build a support for the roofline over the porch of a home near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site, more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)

Volunteer Samantha Conrad holds lumber in place as Jennifer Pitcher hammers a nail to attach the two pieces as they work to build a support for the roofline over the porch of a home near Bristol Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The many women workers were participating in a Habitat For Humanity Women Build event through Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors. Of the workers on site, more than 75 percent were women. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth) (Buy this photo)
Women's Build Week underway for Habitat For Humanity
Posted on May 7, 2014 at 5:12 p.m.

A team of mostly women volunteers worked with Habitat For Humanity Elkhart County on a build site near Bristol Wednesday, May 7 as part of the national Women's Build Week for Habitat For Humanity. 

Volunteers from Ruoff Home Mortgage Partners and Area Realtors combined to make over 75 percent of the workforce on the site Wednesday. The women worked to build the support structure for the roofline of the front porch as well as other jobs around the site.