Sharpen your construction skills while helping others at MOWIT workdays

0
86
MOWIT WORKDAYS – Missouri Women in Trades (MOWIT) volunteers met Feb. 17 for a workday at the historic Reeb House in Florissant to review architectural plans, take measurements and create a material list in preparation for removal of the burned portions of the house and reconstruction. Volunteers at MOWIT Workdays can sharpen their construction skills and learn new ones while helping others in the community. Several workdays are scheduled in the upcoming weeks. – MOWIT photo

By SHERI GASSAWAY
Assistant Editor

Tradeswomen and women considering careers in the construction industry can sharpen their skills and learn new ones at one of Missouri Women in Trades (MOWIT) upcoming volunteer workdays.

For each event, MOWIT partners with another 501(c)3 organization to provide quality construction services for free. Women are encouraged to bring PPE and hand tools, if available and lunch is provided.

“Our workdays stimulate the growth of our volunteers and our community by expanding knowledge and experience,” said MOWIT President Dawn Fleming. “It also gives potential women interested in construction the opportunity to get hands-on experience with different trades as they begin their journey and decide which career path to take.  An added bonus is providing a service to the community to help them revive.”

SCHEDULED WORKDAYS
This year’s workdays include:

  • Historic Reeb House – Saturday, March 9 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. MOWIT is partnering with Carpenters’ Sisterhood in the Brotherhood to help clean up smoke- and fire-damaged materials, salvage wood products, and build a deck and roof to support the historic home, which was damaged by fire in 2022. The Reeb House is at 446 Rue Saint Charles St. in Florissant. Additional dates will be announced soon. To register for the March 9 event, visit https://rb.gy/gnw8dw.
  • Camp Wyman – Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Volunteers will be focusing on building a gazebo. Camp Wyman is at 600 Kiwanis Dr. in Eureka. To sign up, visit https://rb.gy/gnw8dw.
  •  Sherwood Forest Camp – Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21. Volunteers, who should meet at the MOWIT campsite, will help with a variety of projects. This event is sponsored by Sherwood Forest and promoted by MOWIT. The camp is located off Highway 21 in Lesterville, Mo. To register, visit https://rb.gy/x5kr27.
  • The Baker HouseSunday, June 2 through Sunday, June 9. MOWIT is partnering with the Keyway Center for Diversion and Re-Entry to remodel two bathrooms at the Baker House transitional home for women. The address will be provided when volunteers sign up for work. More details will be announced soon. To sign up, visit https://rb.gy/gnw8dw.

For additional information call 636-926-6948 or send an email to mowitstl@gmail.com.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here