Senate Women's Caucus Habitat for Humanity eventSPRINGFIELD – Members of the Illinois Senate Women’s Caucus gathered today with Habitat for Humanity Sangamon County to build wheelchair ramps on-site at residents’ homes and for future use at Habitat’s Springfield location.

“I am proud of the hard work that members of the caucus put in to make sure that residents can safely access their homes,” said State Senator Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights), Chair of the Senate Women’s Caucus. “All of us are grateful to Habitat for their work and for organizing this event.”

The Caucus also raised nearly $1,000 for Habitat for Humanity to use on future projects. Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based non-profit that partners with communities across the globe to improve and build housing units for those in need.

"I am so happy to have had this opportunity to help Habitat make the Springfield area more accessible," said State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas (D-Chicago). "I hope this helps a family here in Sangamon County, and I also hope this event helps to highlight how we all benefit when we come together to make these accommodations."

“It was great to be able to take some time out of a busy week to contribute to such a worthy cause,” said State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines). “By working together as a team, we were able to start and complete a project that’s going to make a huge difference for a local family in need.”

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