DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — A group of women is climbing on top of local houses to build a new foundation for people’s lives.
They call themselves “Women Roofers 2” — it’s local women interested in roofing.
On Saturday, they were volunteering on a Habitat for Humanity project on North Maple Street in Durham.
The house is one of six they’ll put a roof on this year.
The group formed last fall and is based on another “Women Roofers” organization in the town of Rutherfordton near the NC mountains.
“It’s a lot of fun and I think the women really enjoy the friendships that they build on the roof. It also has a purpose. It’s helping a family have a home with a good, strong roof on it. And, I think just the whole joy of doing that is really important to everyone,” said Jane Williams, a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and board member.
The women received training from rescue roofing specialists – which is owned by a local woman.