MOWIT seeking female volunteers to help with upcoming Baker Build workdays

Tradeswomen will be rebuilding two bathrooms, plumbing stack

HANDS-ON LEARNING – Missouri Women in Trades (MOWIT) is sponsoring a major remodeling project at the Baker House transitional home for women and is seeking female volunteers to help. Several local tradeswomen and women interested in construction careers shown here took part in a similar event at the house in 2021. – MOWIT file photo

South St. Louis – Missouri Women in Trades (MOWIT) is seeking female volunteers to help remodel two bathrooms and a plumbing stack at one of the Baker House’s transitional homes for women.

The house, owned by Keyway Center for Diversion and Reentry, is located is south St. Louis City. The Keyway Center provides housing and wrap-around services for women reentering the St. Louis community from jail or prison.

“Join us just to learn a little or have fun or join to learn what trade YOU want to do,” said MOWIT Outreach Coordinator Patti Green. “It’s a lot of fun for tradeswomen to learn new skills and for women considering entering the building trades and lunch is provided.”

The workdays included Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, when volunteers demolished two bathrooms. and Saturday and Sunday, June 29 to 30, where volunteers will demo and replace the plumbing stack.

Work on the project will resume after July 8 for electrical work, plumbing rough-in, drywall repair, painting and cabinet/flooring installation. Those who sign up for the events will be notified by email and text.

Volunteers are asked to bring PPE and hand tools if available and must sign a waiver to participate. All workdays are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., but feel free to come as you are able. The exact location of the house will be provided to all volunteers. To register, visit


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