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Women take up Habitat hammer in Schenectady

Habitat for Humanity volunteers Sue Ventre, left, and Robin Ford, both of Troy, pull down ceiling material while gutting a home at 918 Michigan Ave. in Schenectady on Saturday.
Habitat for Humanity volunteers Sue Ventre, left, and Robin Ford, both of Troy, pull down ceiling material while gutting a home at 918 Michigan Ave. in Schenectady on Saturday.
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The Schenectady County Habitat for Humanity took advantage of an underutilized construction tool Saturday — women. In recognition of National Women Build Week, the crew gutting a house at 918 Michigan Ave. was made up almost entirely of women. Schenectady County Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator Karen McClane said women might be reluctant to volunteer at a construction site, so this initiative creates a welcoming environment. It’s good for Habitat for Humanity, too, because it ...

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