Volunteer Spotlight: Janet & Taylor

From left to right: Taylor and her mother Janet

From left to right: Taylor and her mother Janet

Today is International Women's Day and in recognition of this important day, Habitat Seminole-Apopka is honoring the strong women that dedicate themselves to building strength and stability in our community.

When Women Build launched in Seminole County and Greater Apopka, Janet and her daughter Taylor were some of the first volunteers recruited. They have participated each year since, helping to raise money and build 13 homes since 2014! Get to know one of our favorite mother-daughter duo's, Janet and Taylor:

Janet hanging drywall in one of the units of Magnolia Place in 2016

Janet hanging drywall in one of the units of Magnolia Place in 2016

JANET

Tell us about your experience with Women Build

It has been so heartwarming and amazing and so humbling.  I feel so good when I help a family.  It is community and I love helping our community!

What has it meant to volunteer with your daughter?  

Kids learn by example and I can’t begin to put into words what it means to me for her to want to help and work with our team. It makes me EXTREMELY PROUD!

Why do you fundraise and build for Habitat?  

To help boost our community and its families.  Everyone deserves a helping hand, especially when they want to really work for it.

What does home mean to you?

A safe and loving environment for families to grow and love together and become strong individuals moving into their own lives.  

Taylor installing second floor trusses at Antigua Bay in 2014

Taylor installing second floor trusses at Antigua Bay in 2014

taylor

Tell me about your experience with Women Build

Women Build is a great experience for a great . Plus, I get to spend time hanging out with my mom which is always a plus! 

Why do you fundraise and build for Habitat?

To help deserving families create stable, safe home environments like the one I grew up in! 

What does home mean to you?

Home is where my family is; built on love, hard work and a team effort

interested in joining women build this year? there is still time to join or start a team!