LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Some of the 6 News ladies were hard at work Monday, helping with the Habitat for Humanity Women Build project.

Work began bright and early at around 8:45 a.m. at the 120 block of Hungerford Road.

Some familiar faces will be helping out with the build, including Sheri Jones, Chivon Kloepfer, and Kiyerra Lake.

Brent Taylor, CEO of Habitat Capital Region, said this event will go through the end of the week, but the entire project will take a bit longer.

He said the work that volunteers do, gives families so much more than a “house.”

“It’s really about safety and security and that opportunity to have a stable place and build generational wealth and provide a stable environment for families and children as they go through their education, and just it really compounds and adds so many benefits for a family to own their own home,” Taylor said.

Habitat for Humanity officials said that this week, women volunteers will be receiving guidance from construction workers.

“It brings together women, skilled and unskilled, to create a community,” said Carmen Hall.

Hall is the Devlopment Director for Lansing’s Habitat for Humanity location. She added that the volunteer work is helping a woman buy a home with an affordable mortgage.

Taylor added that so far in 2023, he has handed three keys to different individuals, and each have had a positive impact.

“[I’ve] just kind of watch as they’ve thrived, and again just to have that sense of stability that they might not have otherwise had,” Taylor said.

This year, the 6 News ladies will help build a new home for future homeowner Brittni Perry, something she has been dreaming about for a while.

“I feel really excited, my girls are really excited,” Perry said. “So, it’s just been amazing to be able to see the progress and see everything that’s going on.”

Perry added that she’s glad that she doesn’t have to move too far either.

“I actually have friends in the neighborhood, and I’ve actually visited this neighborhood and my kids live in the school district,” Perry said. “So, I just thought it would be great to be in the same community that we’re already a part of.”

Part of Habitat’s mission “is partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty,” according to the non-profit’s website.

Women Build opportunities are available across the U.S., and any woman who wants to learn how to build or repair a home is invited to join. No experience is necessary to lend a hand.