First Lady Glenna Fletcher's Communications Office
First Lady Glenna Fletcher Participates in Habitat for Humanity Women Build Project

Press Release Date:  Thursday, May 17, 2007  
Contact Information:  Season Prewitt

FRANKFORT, Ky. – First Lady Glenna Fletcher today participated in the Habitat for Humanity Women Build project in Louisville.  Mrs. Fletcher teamed up with Louisville’s Women for Habitat committee for the “Raise the Roof” portion of construction for the two newest Habitat houses.  The First Lady and her staff were joined by Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet Secretary Teresa Hill and Education Cabinet Secretary Laura Owens.

“It’s great to be here with an energetic group of women to participate in the Women Build program,” said First Lady Glenna Fletcher.  “Together we are creating homes for families who might not otherwise be homeowners.  The Governor and I are committed to building a healthy Kentucky and stronger communities and Habitat for Humanity shares this vision.”

This is the 10th home being built by Women for Habitat and to commemorate the milestone an 11th house is being constructed simultaneously. 

The Habitat for Humanity organization selects homeowners based on three criteria: need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with the organization to help build the home.  Habitat homeowners put in approximately 400 hours of “sweat equity” by helping to build homes for other families as well as their own. 

Information about how to become involved in Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville can be found online by visiting