Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County offers a hand-up, not a hand-out, to families striving for a path out of poverty.  We work in partnership with low-income families to build simple, decent homes where they can live and grow into all that God intends.

We volunteer, donate, advocate, pray, and work in partnership with our community.

With hands and hearts, hammers and nails, we are building a world where everyone has a safe, decent, affordable home.

Thank you to those who have come to us to donate building materials, appliances, and furniture!

Current Build: The VanDyken Family Home

Learn about the new home being built by Squalicum High School students in our current Youth United Build.

The Van Dyken Home is Now Complete


Far left: Dan Van Dyken, Mary Van Dyken, and grandson Cody, with the Youth United Build Team.

Thanks to your support Dan, Mary, and Cody Van Dyken now have a safe, affordable home. Whether you donated to or shopped at the Habitat Store, volunteered, sent a cash donation or blessed Habitat with all of the above, it was you and our caring community numbering in the thousands that offered a hand up to a family in need. Thank you!

Starting in February 2016 the Van Dykens will begin making mortgage payments, and two wonderful things will start happening. First, 100 percent of their mortgage payment builds equity in their home, slowly but surely lifting the family out of poverty forever. Second, their mortgage payments help the Carlson, Chapina, Clow, Justin, Ortiz, Santiago-Reyes, and Sharp families build their homes, fulfilling the intent of our mission.

In 2016, the need is greater than ever. If you are considering a year-end gift, which will be reinvested for generations and families to come, please consider a gift to Habitat for Humanity.

To donate securely online click here. Your gift will make a difference, just ask the Van Dyken family.

Wishing you and yours a healthy and prosperous 2016!

In faith and partnership,

John Moon

Executive Director

Marlin’s Auto Service Drive Donations

Marlin's Auto Service

Lynden’s Marlin’s Auto Service takes good care of Habitat for Humanity Whatcom County’s trucks, which are used heavily for donation pick up and a critical component of the Habit Store operations. Marlin, owner of Marlin’s Auto Service, also supports Habitat for Humanity Whatcom County’s mission through donations. Recently, Habitat Store crew went to pick up donations in North Whatcom County when the donation truck they were driving had a mechanical failure. The truck was quickly delivered to Marlin’s Auto Service on East Pole Road in Lynden, and within a matter of days Habitat Store crew were able to pick up the much needed donation truck, outfitted with a new alternator.

It wasn’t just a safe, reliable truck–integral to the Habitat Store’s daily operation–which was picked up from Marlin’s Auto Service, but also a check for $100 made out to Habitat for Humanity Whatcom County. Marlin has been collecting donations on his front counter and was proud to present us with this generous donation. Thank you Marlin!