Month: March 2017


Spring Break in … rainy Whatcom County?

This month, two separate groups of college students have visited to volunteer with Habitat over their spring breaks as part Collegiate Challenge. Impressive, no? Instead of traveling someplace sunny where they could park themselves on a sandy beach for a week, these students chose to come to Whatcom County and help usRead More

Volunteer Abroad with Habitat

In Whatcom County, we’re already working in partnership with low-income families to build safe, decent homes where they can live and grow into their fullest potential. Now we have the opportunity to extend our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live beyond Whatcom County by travelingRead More

The Finish Line Is on the Horizon

It took years to get the building permit, but the construction work – now that we actually have the permit – is flying by. Soon enough we’ll be inviting you to a home dedication. A Special House We’re got walls and windows, a roof complete with solar panels, and theRead More

Build Like a Girl

In an industry that’s historically excluded women, we believe our Women Build program testifies to the absurdity of that exclusion. And what better time to proudly present our evidence than during Women’s History Month? 1991 A group of women in Charlotte, N.C. completed the first women-built Habitat for Humanity house. 1998Read More

Build Community on April 8th

Thanks to funding from Whatcom Community Foundation’s Project Neighborly, we’re preparing for our first ever Build Community Day. A day of building and beautifying in the neighborhood Habitat homebuyers Juana & Julio will soon call home, this event was planned on the premise that common ground isn’t hard to findRead More