Women can sharpen their construction skills while helping others at MOWIT workdays

MOWIT WORKDAYS – Missouri Women in Trades (MOWIT) volunteers met March 9 for a workday at the historic Reeb House in Florissant to tear off the deck. 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. – Labor Tribune photo

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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.”

This year’s workdays include:
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 Drive 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.
Historic Reeb House – Saturday, April 27 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. To sign up, visit https://rb.gy/gnw8dw.
The Baker House – Sunday, 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 register, visit https://rb.gy/gnw8dw.

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


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