Saturday, May 18, hundreds of volunteers joined Mayor Pro-Tem Laurene Weste and Councilmember Marsha McLean to build homes and lend support for local veterans as part of Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat for Heroes program. The event was hosted at College of the Canyons.
Known as WE Build, or the Women’s Empowerment Build, the event was chaired by Cheri Fleming and designed to spotlight women in unconventional roles.
Mayor Pro Tem Weste spoke about her role on the Santa Clarita City Council, with other guest speakers including Rocket Scientist Sharon Langenbeck Ph.D. and NFL Network Host and Reporter Lindsay Rhodes.
An event highlight included comments from Millie Diaz Taylor, a World War II Veteran who served as a Navy nurse for three years and is also a Gold Star Family member (she lost her son in Vietnam). Her words were inspirational and her sparkle and smile encouraged all in attendance.