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Island Zontians help kick off Women Build

By Staff | Mar 18, 2020

PHOTO PROVIDED Area Zonta members, from left, standing, Joanne Marriott, Janine Boardman, Nancy Dreher, Pat Reisinger, Valerie Lee and Pam Eccles; seated, Linda Robison, Diane Chesley, Susan Tucker and Sue Denham.

Eight members of the Zonta Club of Sanibel-Captiva attended the kickoff of the 2020 Habitat for Humanity Women Build, held on March 5 at the Heitman House in Fort Myers. Through its foundation, Zonta has provided a financial grant to the Women Build project for the past four years and is recognized as a major contributor. Zonta’s mission is to empower women through service, advocacy and funding, so Habitat for Humanity is an excellent fit for the club and foundation. Launched in 2010, Women Build is an annual initiative of Habitat for Humanity International, involving women in the construction or rehabilitation of homes for women and their families. Locally, it takes place under the auspices of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. This year’s goal has been set to raise $360,000 to build three homes. In early May, Zonta members will roll up their sleeves and provide volunteer labor at one of the project work sites. For information, visit www.zontasancap.com.