Starting Thursday, women from all over the county will gather in Franklin to start building Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County’s 12th house. The all-women build will feature an exclusively female construction crew sawing boards, hammering drywall and painting walls.
When they’re finished in October, Franklin resident Brandy Shockley and her two daughters will move into their first home.
The presentation of a new house is cause for a celebration. But it’s also a chance to look in the organization’s past, to the previous families whose lives have been altered through the Habitat for Humanity program.