A swarm of pink hard hats joined the Habitat for Humanity construction effort on Monique Lujan’s new home in south Sacramento on Wednesday.
They were worn by about forty volunteers that included state legislators and First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who turned out to mark International Women’s Day.
Lujan, a single mother with two children, expects to move into the home in the fall.
“Being able to build with my neighbors … that’s incredible to me and I can’t imagine just buying a home in a neighborhood that I kind of didn’t know,” Lujan said. “I really love my new neighbors and we built a bond.”
“I’m so honored to be here to basically celebrate what Habitat for Humanity is doing for women and their families and their communities,” said Siebel Newsom.
“They are building these awesome villages where women can raise children in community with the support and partnership and sisterhood of each other which is magical and I think we need more of that honestly in our country.”
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