A Habitat Story: “There is no more fear”

Thank you to Habitat for Humanity of Durham for sharing the following story with us about Lal and her family. They’ve now been in their Habitat home for over a year. Over the next few weeks, you’ll be able to read more inspiring Habitat stories. We hope that you will support LUEWWD IX: Nailin’ It! …

Call for LUEWWD IX Contestants, Sponsors, Volunteers

LUEWWD IX: Nailin’ It! is set for Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Casbah. We look forward to seeing you there for a stupendously fun ladies’ arm-wrestling experience and fundraiser! Funds raised at LUEWWD IX: Nailin’ It! will go toward Habitat for Humanity of Durham’s 2013 Women Build. LUEWWD is hoping to bring fundraising and physical …

Results from LUEWWD VII!

One LUEWWD tradition that we organizers enjoy is waking up the morning after each crazy arm-wrestling fundraiser, heading to the Casbah for a clean-up, then going off to eat brunch and relive key moments from the night before. The retelling is nearly as vivid as when the moment actually happened. While sipping mimosas and dining …

LUEWWD Science to sponsor Girls Engineering Change

LUEWWD VII is just around the corner and we wanted to tell you a bit about this event’s beneficiary. The LUEWWD organizers are teaming up with Engineering World Health to raise funds for a new initiative  called Girls Engineering Change (GEC). GEC is a Duke University mentorship program that pairs female engineering students with girls in …

LUEWWD SuperCLAW viewing and fundraising party a success!

On June 16th, 2012, LUEWWD hosted a local viewing of the first national ladies’ arm-wrestling championship SuperCLAW (held in Charlottesville, VA). Ze Dirty Butcher was Durham’s contender and an entourage of burlesque pigs and DurHAMs were her support staff for the weekend. She somehow made Durham even prouder of her, and did a great job …

Voice of a Survivor: Maggie

With your support of the Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) this Saturday at LUEWWD’s SuperCLAW party, you can give survivors like Maggie* a chance to make it through crisis and share their voice.  Since age eight, Maggie’s father has raped her; she is now 11-years old. Recently, Maggie confided in a friend that she thought she …

Voice of a Survivor: Holly

With your support of the Durham Crisis Response Center (DCRC) this Saturday at LUEWWD’s SuperCLAW party, you can give survivors like Holly* a chance to make it through crisis and share their voice.  Holly, 35 years old, was in court inquiring about a domestic violence protective order (DVPO) and was referred to DCRC’s Legal Advocate. Her …