Local GAF employees joined forces on July 13 with the Cape Fear chapter of Habitat for Humanity to participate in ‘Women Build,’ working to construct two homes in Habitat’s new Legacy Landing Development in Castle Hayne, N.C., and set aside for female homeowners to purchase.
Team members at GAF, one of North America’s largest roofing and waterproofing manufacturers, arrived on site early “…with enthusiasm and determination to help Habitat staff construct the first two of 10 homes in the Legacy Landing neighborhood,” according to a GAF news release.
By midday, organizers noted the roof had already been secured and flashed, multiple windows and doors were installed, and site prep began on the next home. In addition to volunteering, GAF donated the roofing materials for the two homes in this year’s Women Build as part of its social impact program, GAF Community Matters.
Since its inception in 2020, the company said GAF Community Matters has helped to repair the roofs of more than 3,000 homes nationwide.
“We love coming out here and helping our community,” Rossy Gibson, an employee at GAF who assisted in the build, said. “This is our third year participating in Women Build, and our employees are dedicated to this event.”
Funded and constructed primarily by women, Women Build fosters an empowering work site inspiring participants to take leadership roles and learn new skills while building homes, communities, and hope.
Women Build is a signature event presented annually by Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. This year’s two-week initiative raised significant funds through individuals, teams, and corporate sponsorships. Over 300 volunteers participated in the construction of these homes, primarily by women.
Through the GAF Community Matters initiative, GAF leverages its expertise, resources, and products to help build resilient, thriving, and sustainable communities of the future.
For more information, visit gaf.com/communitymatters.