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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.

Foreign Exchange Volunteers from Japan

Habitat for Humanity Volunteers

No matter what part of the world you’re from, compassion breaks language barriers. Just ask Nami and Takahiro, the volunteers we’ve been lucky enough to host for the last few weeks.

About Nami & Takahiro

Both Nami and Takahiro are here from Saitama, a prefecture of Tokyo, Japan as foreign exchange students studying Business Administration. They each have their own host family here in Whatcom County. Nami says she enjoyed making cupcakes and talking with her host family, where as Takahiro was surprised by the large dinners at his host family’s house.

Regardless of cultural differences they may have enjoyed or found different, their ability to give their time translated just the same.

Short Stay, Lasting Contributions

In their short time with Habitat, they worked in our store on Cornwall Ave., contributed to our build for the VanDyken family, and even participated at our community block party this past weekend.

Please join us in thanking them for all their help and support!

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