On November 4th, OCP Columbus supported National Women in Construction (NAWIC) Columbus dinner benefitting Faith Mission Shelter and Services.
Each year, Faith Mission in Columbus provides more than 84,578 individuals shelter including men, women and veterans. The organization also serves three meals a day to anyone who is experiencing homelessness. No matter their situation, when a person arrives at Faith Mission, they are treated fairly, with dignity and without judgment.
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) originally began as Women in Construction of Fort Worth, Texas. It was founded in 1953 by 16 women working in the construction industry. Knowing that women represented only a small fraction of the construction industry, the founders organized NAWIC to create a support network.
Women in Construction of Fort Worth was so successful that it gained its national charter in 1955 and became the National Association of Women in Construction.
The Columbus chapter of NAWIC was founded in April of 1964. They are an organization of women employed in many facets of the construction industry that gather on the third Wednesday of each month and enjoy listening to speakers and programs to improve their careers and our personal lives.