GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The first week of March is the Habitat for Humanity International Women Build Week and WFRV Local 5 Live’s Lisa Malak and Millaine Wells took part in a build to help raise awareness of the need for safe and affordable housing for women and their families.

“Locally, as well as globally, there’s a shortage of simple and decent, affordable homes and a lot of single women are not able to afford simple, decent, affordable homes and have a place for their kids to grow up,” says Jennifer Maier, Event & Volunteer Director at the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity.

It is estimated that 6,000 volunteers will be helping worldwide this week.

For more on the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, visit their website.