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Women's Wednesdays at Habitat for Humanity

For some of us it might just be a regular Wednesday, but for Habitat for Humanity it's Women's Wednesday.

Where ladies are pulling out their hammers and paint brushes to help one family in the community at a time.

Women Wednesdays is a great way for women in the community to get together, do a little bonding, but most importantly give back to those in the community.

"It's great way for women to get out on Wednesdays and bond and be together," says Margot Ballew, Habitat for Humanity volunteer.

Ballew is one of the main women who volunteers just about every Wednesday with Habitat for Humanity.

She started volunteering a couple of years ago when she felt the need to help her community in a different.

"I wanted to be hands on with it. I'll give money to habitat, and gratefully so, but I wanted to do something that I could change neighborhoods, people lives with my own hands and it is so rewarding," says Ballew.

Fellow partner, Erin Kelley, has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in Corpus Christi. She says it was a way for her to give back, but also use the skills she used in her home and apply them elsewhere.

"I love this kind of stuff. I own my own home here in Tyler and I do as much keep up as I can on it myself, without having to pay someone else, and I enjoy it," says Kelley.

The best part about volunteering is you don't need to have any prior experience to do it.

"Some women don't like heights, so we wont put them up on ladders. If they can't lift that's fine, we have women of all types of physical capabilities out Here. We've had 92-year-old women working out here before and they do what they can we can find something for anyone to do," says Kelley.

Not to mention you might be able to learn a thing or two and apply it to your own home, like Kelley.

"It's very helpful. I'm kind of out here today watching them install cabinets and I'm hoping to remodel the kitchen at my house, so this give me some good learning experience," says Kelley.

If you plan to come out, Ballew says give Habitat for Humanity a call first to let them know you want to volunteer and they will tell you where the women's group will be working.

Also, plan to dress for comfort.

"Closed toe shoes, no sandals, you know junk clothes you don't mind getting junked up," says Ballew.

"Don't be afraid of it. It's part of the world and being there is stepping out and learning something new," says Kelley.

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