Actress Emily Bergl Joins All-Women Construction Volunteers To Honor Mothers on May 8 By Building Affordable Homes For South Bronx Families

Actress Emily Bergl to work with all-women construction volunteers for Habitat-NYC's annual Women Build on Mothers Day Weekend in a salute to all moms. Working with future Habitat-NYC homeowner moms, they will install Sheetrock in 14 homes

CONTACT: Beverly Cheuvront, 212-991-4000 x. 344, bcheuvront@habitatnyc.org

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WHAT: Actress Emily Bergl will work with all-women construction volunteers for Habitat-NYC's annual Women Build on Mothers Day Weekend.

Women volunteers, working alongside future Habitat-NYC homeowner moms, will install Sheetrock in 14 affordable homes for South Bronx families in need.

The 15 volunteers also raised more than $10,000 to help fund construction of these homes.

The annual Women Build, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity - New York City, celebrates the Mothers Day holiday and recognizes the struggles of mothers everywhere.

"I'm building in honor of my Grandmother Joy, who helped build a school in India," said Bergl, who has held many starring roles in movies, TV and theater. A longtime Habitat volunteer, she has helped build homes in Thailand and Malaysia.

WHEN: Saturday, May 8, 2010
10 am - 3:30 pm

WHERE: 853 Macy Place @ Prospect Ave
Longwood Section of South Bronx
(#2 or #5 train to Prospect Ave.)

(This is a rough construction site - please wear sturdy shoes.)


VISUALS: All-women volunteers will learn construction skills as they measure, cut and install Sheetrock in 14 Habitat-NYC condominium homes within a 63-unit affordable housing development, working alongside future Habitat-NYC homeowners.

This green building is being developed in partnership with Blue Sea Development Company, a private affordable housing developer, and is the second such "co-development" Habitat project nationally, both led by Habitat-NYC.

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