Ladies Who Launch recently announced they are putting a team of women together to help to build a home with Housatonic Habitat for Humanity.

"I help women to build their businesses and the thought of helping to build a house was incredibly compelling to me. Therefore, I offered to get a group of my women together to help with this effort," said Kathy McShane, managing director of Ladies Who Launch, Southwestern Connecticut.

"It will be a wonderful way for my ladies and me to give back to others in need" McShane said. The "build' will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, July 16, at Housatonic Habitat for Humanity's current site at 6 Linden Place, Danbury. The women will learn how to use a hammer or hang sheet rock. No experience is needed, just the willingness to learn and expand ones comfort zone.

Housatonic Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. It seeks to eliminate poverty housing from sixteen towns including New Canaan, Wilton, Ridgefield, Weston and Danbury and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.

In view of that vision, its mission is to mobilize the local community to provide responsible home ownership opportunities to deserving families with limited income.

The parent organization, Habitat for Humanity International, was founded in 1976 by Millard & Linda Fuller. Habitat for Humanity has built more than 400,000 houses around the world, providing safe, decent, affordable shelter for more than two million people in more than 90 countries. A Habitat home is completed somewhere in the world every 21 minutes.

Contact Fran Normann at 203-744-1340 or fran@housatonichabitat.org.

Ladies Who Launch of Southwestern Connecticut has a growing membership of women who already take advantage of its numerous resources to help develop new businesses and grow existing businesses. McShane brings 25 years of marketing and product/brand development expertise to the Ladies Who Launch organization. She serves on the board of directors for the Bank of New Canaan and on the Norwalk Hospital Foundation. She is also co-chairman of Norwalk Hospital's Circle of Caring. She created the non-profit "Exceptional Woman Series," a program to recognize women leaders in Fairfield County. McShane is a success marketing entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience. She founded Kendrew Group, an award-winning marketing organization. She is an adjunct professor at New York University.

For more information, visit http://ladieswholaunch.com/southwestct or call 203-803-9591.