Lynden’s Marlin’s Auto Service takes good care of Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County’s trucks, which are used heavily for donation pick up and a critical component of the Habitat Store operations. Marlin, owner of Marlin’s Auto Service, also supports our 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 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 in Whatcom County. Marlin has been collecting donations on his front counter and was proud to present us with this generous donation. Thank you Marlin!
Donating goods or services to Habitat through your business is a great way to serve your community!
Matrix Service Company, which provides engineering, fabrication, construction, maintenance and repair services, recently donated 200 brand new hard hats (Fibre-Metal by Honeywell, Model 3-R Action-Gear) to the Whatcom Habitat Store. These hard hats will come in handy for our volunteer construction crews while on jobsites. We will also reserve some hard hats which will be for sale at our Habitat Store at a discounted rate of $2.00. Not only are we grateful to Matrix Service Company for their generous donation, the hats happen to be blue, a perfect match to one of the two Habitat colors!
We want to thank everyone who came out to our annual Raise The Roof Auction. It was a great success! We want to give a shout out to all of the businesses that donated items for the auction. We especially want to thank the crew at Command Aviation for being so generous and rolling out their airplanes so we could use the space for the auction. Also, we want to thank our auctioneer Tracy Olney for working the crowd and making everyone laugh.
We were blessed with the opportunity to help the Macy family shred their final mortgage payment. Calvin Macy had a few words to say about what it meant to him and his family to see such generosity in the community. He paused and looked around at the many tables of bidders. “It’s because of all of you that we have such a great house to live in and raise our children.”
As Tina Macy was technically the last person in their family to write the check, she had the honors of shredding their mortgage. Executive Director, John Moon said,” It’s so great to see the Macy family finally done with their mortgage. As one family finishes, another begins.” He nodded toward the table with the Van Dyken family.
Little Cody Van Dyken had his shot at throwing a paper airplane in our “Become and Airplane Engineer” contest. Like a rocket it took off across the room and managed the impossible. Although it wasn’t the winning throw, he sure did throw that plane far.