Piece by piece, the group of 20 women measured, sawed and hammered together what would become a local family’s home.
Dressed in pink T-shirts, with pink tool belts and hardhats, they practiced making cuts in lumber using a circular saw. Others hammered the cut wood together into a ladder-like lattice that would make up the wall.
The work was part of a training session conducted by Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County. These women, and more than 200 others, will be part of a special construction project planned for this fall.