Month: July 2016


Golf Tournament Next Week!

Whatcom County Association of Realtors golf tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is this coming Thursday, August 4th at North Bellingham Golf Course. Join us for: Registration and a pizza lunch starting at 12:30pm Shotgun start at 1:30pm Cash prizes Beer holes BBQ afterwards Register individually orRead More

Habitat Happenings

We’re pleased to introduce Hillary, our new Resource Development Coordinator, to the Habitat team! Hillary first came to us in 2014 as a volunteer. “She made a LOT of Auction phone calls,” says Fred Sheppard, Resource Development Manager. That dedication and social skill makes her well suited to working withRead More

Myth: Habitat Gives Homes Away for Free

One of the most persistent myths about Habitat for Humanity is that we give houses away for free. In fact, we sell homes at cost to qualifying individuals/families like the Gutierrez family who demonstrate a willingness to partner with us. These folks are what we call Partner Homebuyers and makeRead More

Progress in Sumas

We’re getting closer to that house dedication we mentioned last month. The Gutierrez family home is coming along nicely with lots of work being done both inside and outside. Throughout June, volunteers helped to clean up the yard – filling in holes, pulling weeds, laying down planting mix and coveringRead More

What Is Sweat Equity?

Here at Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County we make reference to ‘sweat equity’ quite a bit. What are we talking about? Specifically, folks who become Partner¬†Homebuyers must perform 500 hours of labor – sweat equity – as part of the home buying process. But sweat equity¬†signifies more than justRead More