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Habitat for Humanity's International Women Build Week is an annual weeklong construction event in partnership with Lowe's. This year, all events are virtual and will start on International Women's Day, March 8th.

Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area is one of over 300 Habitat locations across North American and India participating in virtual events this year. Join us to raise awareness of barriers women face in securing safe, affordable housing.

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Kickoff Event

Join board president Marcia Brown in conversation with future Habitat homeonwer Tenesha Sandlin and her mentor Marti Prorok. Learn about how Habitat's homeownership program changes lives, and gives families the hand-up they need to succeed!

HBC grad - Tenesha with mentor Marti Pro

Home-care Skills Demo

Join us online for a hands-on workshop to learn caulking, fix drywall, tackle sink drains and assemble doorknob lock-sets.

Our Presenters


Jan Aslaksen & Carolyne Kotchi

Jan and Carolyne serve as presenters for Habitat's AARP Here To Stay workshops which offer practical tips for older homeowners to care for their home with limited expense and physical risk. Jan also serves as secretary of Habitat's Build & Site Selection committee.

Butch Chiochon

Butch is the manager of Habitat's home repair program. Previously he spent 20+ years running his own contracting business. An Iowa native, he makes guitars in his spare time.

Cost of Home Panel Discussion

Join our Q&A to talk about the housing crisis and what we can do to address the need in our communities.

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Moderator Lila Waldman

Lila Waldman is a retired professor of Business Teacher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin River Area.  She and her husband were active in Habitat for Humanity while living in Kentucky and Pennsylvania.  At Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, she served as advisor of the student Habitat chapter.  Lila also volunteers for the Portage Food Pantry and is an active member of Columbia County Master Gardeners, Pardeeville Garden Club, Portage Women's Civic League, Ice Age Trail Alliance, and First Presbyterian of Pardeeville.

Our Guest Panelists

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Dave Estes


City of Reedsburg

Sara Kierzek

Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Wisconsin


Margo Miller


Building Savers

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Lisa Newberry

Pastor, First Presbyterian

Charity Sobeck

Manager, La Valle Housing Authority

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