Volunteers from HGTV, Comcast and Rebuilding Together spent a day cleaning and renovating Thistle Farms’ largest shelter to provide better accommodations for the women who live there. The organization serves its residents by providing them with a safe place to live, counseling, job training and other basic life skills and services.
U.S. House Speaker Beth Harwell and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry stopped by the sanctuary renovation to offer encouragement and speak to the residents, who also pitched in on the project.
The Nashville event served as the launch pad of the national “She Builds” initiative, presented by HGTV, which is a holistic approach to empowering women to transform their communities though volunteer events for and by women to rebuild the homes of single mothers and women across the country.
Rebuilding Together and HGTV will bring the “She Builds” initiative to New York and Seattle in October, followed by four other major cities in 2017.
“The women we’ve talked to here in the house are not only grateful for a new home but also that women are helping women for this project,” Lex LeBlanc said. “We are not just telling, but actually showing women that they can do things themselves.”
It was yet another example of just how much we #lovehome.