Milwaukee women build a bright future with Habitat for Humanity

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Milwaukee women are grabbing a hammer and helping to build a bright future for a single mom by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

This week, volunteers are participating in National Women Build Week with Habitat for Humanity, and working on one home in particular.

Celeste Moore is proud for many reasons.

"I'm 27 years old. A recent college graduate of Alverno College. I have a son, 18 months, Josiah," said Moore.

Soon, she'll add home-owner to that list. Celeste applied for Habitat for Humanity's Homeownership Program, and has spent countless hours hammering away.

"I've never worked on a home, never did anything with a home. Working with habitat - it's a great advantage," said Moore.

There's something special going on inside these four walls.

"It's awesome having all of these women in different backgrounds coming from different areas. We're all coming together to help with this house," said Cathleen Cotter, Habitat construction crew leader.

About a dozen volunteers, all women, are helping put some of the finishing touches on Moore's house. It's part of the seventh annual National Women Build Week.

"It empowers me coming into this knowing no construction skills and now be able to build a house on my own - with help of course," said Moore.

They're re-installing locks, windows, and so much more to this three bedroom, one and half bath home. Volunteers tell us they're not just doing it to help Moore, they're doing it to help themselves.

"If they want to go into construction - you can do it! If you want to be able to use all the power tools or be the president of something - just go for it," said Cotter.

As her move-in date inches closer, Moore says this week will always remind her of the love in her home.

"It's a step forward in building my dreams and my sons dreams," said Moore.

Construction on the home began in September and is built on a foundation of incredible support. Moore should be able to move in by July.

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