Month: December 2015


The Van Dyken Home is Now Complete

Far left: Dan Van Dyken, Mary Van Dyken, and grandson Cody, with the Youth United Build Team.

Thanks to your support Dan, Mary, and Cody Van Dyken now have a safe, affordable home. Whether you donated to or shopped at the Habitat Store, volunteered, sent a cash donation or blessed Habitat with all of the above, it was you and our caring community numbering in the thousands that offered a hand up to a family in need. Thank you!

Starting in February 2016 the Van Dykens will begin making mortgage payments, and two wonderful things will start happening. First, 100 percent of their mortgage payment builds equity in their home, slowly but surely lifting the family out of poverty forever. Second, their mortgage payments help the Carlson, Chapina, Clow, Justin, Ortiz, Santiago-Reyes, and Sharp families build their homes, fulfilling the intent of our mission.

In 2016, the need is greater than ever. If you are considering a year-end gift, which will be reinvested for generations and families to come, please consider a gift to Habitat for Humanity.

To donate securely online click here. Your gift will make a difference, just ask the Van Dyken family.

Wishing you and yours a healthy and prosperous 2016!

In faith and partnership,
John Moon
Executive Director

Marlin’s Auto Service Drive Donations

Marlin's Auto Service

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!

Donation of hard hats from Matrix Service Company

Matrix Service Company

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!

For more information on Matrix Service Company, please visit:

Volunteers Clean Up Whatcom Habitat Store


Habitat for Humanity Whatcom Store volunteers donated their time on Monday, December 7 to reorganize and tidy up the store so shoppers will have a more pleasant experience and easily locate our many great items! Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for rolling up their sleeves and making the Habitat Store look great!

Click here for more information on how you can volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County.

Up To 75% Off Sale: Saturday Dec. 12


Make plans to visit us this Saturday to take advantage of some big savings–up to 75% off! Whether you’re looking to prepare for the holidays, or find the perfect gift, we have plenty of options at great prices.

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