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Way to Get Neighborly, Whatcom County!

Our first ever Build Community Day was a rousing success! Sixty volunteers came out to the Leeside Drive neighborhood in Birch Bay on Saturday and got busy on projects small and large, including: digging a ditch power washing landscaping debris removal painting cleaning gutters It was an ambitious spring clean-up eventRead More

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

Save the Date: 15th Annual Raise the Roof Auction

Join us at Settlemyer Hall on the Bellingham Technical College campus this April 22nd starting at 5:30pm for drinks, appetizers, dinner, and a whole lot of fun! At $40 per ticket, our auction is an affordable evening out. Proceeds will help support the construction of Telegraph Townhomes, a 24-unit developmentRead More

On the Construction Site

There are still a few mounds of snow on the ground at the construction site on Leeside Drive, but it’s nothing our volunteers can’t handle. They’re busy finishing roof trim today, after which the sheathing begins. Construction Manager Paul Stromdahl explains, “Sheathing is the process of putting 4×8 sheets ofRead More

Habitat Happenings

Work out at Leeside is temporarily paused due to the weather. One of our volunteers, Jean, reported that the street is icy and very difficult to navigate. This puts us a little behind but we feel confident we can make up lost time as the weather improves. If you’d likeRead More

From Project to Home

If you drive by the lot at 7535 Leeside Drive in Birch Bay, you’ll see something that’s beginning to look house-shaped. If you drive by on a Wednesday or a Saturday, you’ll see volunteer crews busy helping one dedicated family build that soon-to-be home. We’ve still got a long wayRead More