OKLAHOMA CITY - Women volunteers kicked off National Women Build week Saturday morning in Oklahoma City with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity (COHFH). 

Habitat for Humanity officials said about 40 women started off the week with a build for Jessica Herrera and Miguel Najar and their five children. 

Gloria Torres,  2018 Honorary Woman Build Chair, OKCPS Board of Education Vice Chair and District 6 board member is leading the 12-week home build. 

“Empowered women empower women. Across our state, we are increasing awareness about the power women have to not only take care of ourselves, but to take care of others,” said Torres. “This is a prime example of the difference women can make when we work together." 

Women team members from local Lowe's stores will be volunteer several days during the home build, officials said. 

“This program has opened the door for us to set new goals and provide financial stability. We want to become small business owners and Central Oklahoma Habitat has given us the hope that all things are possible if you trust in God and continue to pursue your dreams in life,” said Jessica Herrera. “To work and fulfill our partnership with Central Oklahoma Habitat will be such a privilege. We are willing to serve with love, responsibility and a tremendous gratitude, ” said continued.