FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia is making history building its first-ever completely women-built project. For the first time in its 26 year history, the branch will be heading and completing the project from start to finish with only women.

Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia, which serves Cherokee, Dawson, Forsyth and North Fulton counties, has built over 300 homes and repaired 50 homes to house more than 1,300 individuals.

The North Central Georgia branch held its monthly meeting Thursday night where they surprised the recipient with flowers and congratulations. The future homeowner, Tishawna Loving, says she applied earlier this year. 

"I am shocked that this is happening, it really is amazing. And the fact that its all women doing this for us, that is just so great," says Loving.

Chair of Women Build 2020, Laura Lily says it's been so rewarding getting to know Loving, "when I first met her, I felt like I was meeting someone famous. I've just been so excited to tell her the good news, and we just love that we're helping a single mom...it's women helping women."

Lily adds that the project has brought together women from all walks of life, "the women who have volunteered for the project come from diverse backgrounds and levels of experience...we've got high school seniors to senior citizens," says Lily.

The organizers need to raise $90,000 for the build and still have $20,000 left to go. Lily says they are hoping to reach their goal by the end of the year. 

Each woman who wants to participate in this project build is required to raise at least $250. Corporate sponsors include Amazon and Travelers Insurance.

For more information about the project, to donate or to get involved, visit their website.

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