‘Stone Soup’ Creator Joins in Oregon Women Build Project

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By: E&P Staff

On Saturday, “Stone Soup” cartoonist Jan Eliot will join local female volunteers in the Oregon Women Build Project, pitching in at the site of North Willamette Valley resident Nadya Seledkov family’s new home. Seledkov is a single mother of three children, one of whom is severely disabled.

In the days leading up to Mother?s Day, 175 construction crews of women volunteers across the country will be pounding nails and raising walls at Habitat construction sites in all 50 states in recognition of National Women Build Week, which runs through Sunday.

That afternoon, Eliot will sign books at 1:30 p.m. at the Lunaria Gallery, 113 N..Water St.

Eliot’s characters have served as spokescharacters for several years with the Women Build program. ?I have long been inspired by the great work done by Habitat for Humanity,? she said. ?But being part of a Women Build adds a very special aspect to the project. Watching women come together for the benefit of a stranger and her family, watching them at the same time learn building skills, do things they never thought they’d be able to tackle, learn to hammer like a pro and create something so significant… believe me, everyone comes away enriched, inspired, and grateful.?

?Stone Soup,? syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate, appears in The Oregonian and the Salem Capital Journal.

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