Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Anonymous Habitat Homeowner, 20 Years Later

Anonymous Habitat Homeowner, 20 Years Later

Habitat homes are built to last — that being said, even the most thoughtfully designed home will need periodic upkeep.…
Homebuyer Advocate, Shirley Jacobson

Homebuyer Advocate, Shirley Jacobson

Shirley and her husband, Gary, moved from Montana to Seattle in 1966. At the time, Gary worked in the aircraft…
Construction Manager, Paul Stromdahl

Construction Manager, Paul Stromdahl

I started volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Springfield, Illinois, in the spring of 2011. We were renting our place…
Edie Stickel Update — One Volunteer’s Pathway into the Building Trades

Edie Stickel Update — One Volunteer’s Pathway into the Building Trades

Edie Stickel Update — One Volunteer’s Pathway into the Building Trades We were so happy to learn this year that…
Habitat Homebuyer, Andy Koch

Habitat Homebuyer, Andy Koch

Andy Koch is a musician, puppeteer, clown and balloon twister, thespian and director, entertainer, educator and advocate for the arts,…
Habitat Homebuyer, Kelly Klein

Habitat Homebuyer, Kelly Klein

Kelly Klein grew up in Montana, on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, located near Glacier National Park. “I’m mixed heritage,” she…
Women Build Continues!

Women Build Continues!

Women Build Continues! We are currently assembling teams and sponsors to participate in the construction of four more affordable homes…
NSEA and Wild Whatcom Riparian Mitigation

NSEA and Wild Whatcom Riparian Mitigation

We’re incredibly grateful to NSEA (the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association) for organizing a work party at our Telegraph Townhomes construction…
The Hubbard Family

The Hubbard Family

By the time she was 18, Brynne and her mother Dawn had been forced to move at least 10 times.…
The Telegraph Townhomes Wins the Luminary Awards for Impactful Project!

The Telegraph Townhomes Wins the Luminary Awards for Impactful Project!

We are incredibly proud to share the Impactful Project award with Kulshan Community Land Trust for our work on the…
Honoring the Legacy of Noriko Lao

Honoring the Legacy of Noriko Lao

Noriko was an amazing person and an amazing volunteer. No words can describe how inspiring she was to see in…
2020 Raise the Roof Auction

2020 Raise the Roof Auction

It’s finally time for our 18th Annual Raise the Roof Auction! Join us this October 2nd, as we go live…
Our Bramble Way Home Is Complete

Our Bramble Way Home Is Complete

The Santiago Reyes family came to Washington in 2006. They came to work in agriculture, on a raspberry farm in…
Thank You St. Paul's!

Thank You St. Paul's!

We’re so happy to welcome back St. Paul’s Habitat Build Team to the Telegraph Townhomes this July.  One year ago,…
2020 WCAR Tees for Keys Fundraiser

2020 WCAR Tees for Keys Fundraiser

Join WCAR for a virtual auction fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County on Friday, August 14th, from…
Partner Homebuyer Linda Morgan

Partner Homebuyer Linda Morgan

Linda Morgan moved to Bellingham in 1975 to study Sociology and Criminology at Western. After graduating she worked as a…
Kulshan Homebuyer Greg Meling

Kulshan Homebuyer Greg Meling

Greg remembers vividly the day he left his old life behind. He was carrying his granddaughter, Keeley, up the driveway…
Juneteenth

Juneteenth

On June 19th, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Union Army General Gordon Granger announced the total emancipation of enslaved people in…
Our Commitment to Racial Justice

Our Commitment to Racial Justice

Many of our supporters know the story of Koinonia Farm, the birthplace of Habitat for Humanity, in Americus, Georgia. For…
Bobby's Journey to Homeownership

Bobby's Journey to Homeownership

For Whatcom County residents who struggle with affordable housing, this love for our little corner of the world leads to…
The Habitat Store Reopens

The Habitat Store Reopens

Many of you avid Habitat shoppers may already know, but our Whatcom Habitat Store is now open–with some temporary changes,…
One Health Crisis Exposes Another

One Health Crisis Exposes Another

I am tired of COVID-19. It is omnipresent and unwelcome. I am exhausted by the challenges it presents every day. …
Back to Work at the Habitat Store

Back to Work at the Habitat Store

A little over a month ago, we here at the Habitat Store were just getting used to a new normal–learning…
Thank You to All of Our 2020 Auction Sponsors!

Thank You to All of Our 2020 Auction Sponsors!

In a world without COVID-19, we would have made our way to Depot Market Square last week for the annual…
Women Build Day 2020

Women Build Day 2020

Since 1991, the Women Build event has brought awareness to how the lack of safe and affordable housing has the…
Filling the "Missing Middle"

Filling the "Missing Middle"

In our February 2020 Newsletter, I talked about the remarkable energy efficiency of the homes we currently build, the additional…
Greg Jipson (and Cody): Volunteer Champions

Greg Jipson (and Cody): Volunteer Champions

We value our volunteers, who come from many different backgrounds and have a variety of experience. One of our star…
One volunteer's pathway into the building trades

One volunteer's pathway into the building trades

Trade apprenticeships are a way that students can gain certified skills that can help lead them to good jobs. One…
More Habitat and Ecotech Solar workshops for 2020

More Habitat and Ecotech Solar workshops for 2020

Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County is happy to continue our partnership in 2020 with Ecotech Solar to offer two more…
Grocery Outlet's deep commitment to families and affordability

Grocery Outlet's deep commitment to families and affordability

It’s February, but it will be April before you know it. We’ve already started planning for our 2020 Auction, which…
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