Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

Community Builder, Brian Mattioli

Habitat Home Inspections was born out of a simple philosophy: “Putting people over profit.” Founded in 2017 by Brian and Kacia Mattioli, the home inspection company is dedicated to providing customers with the best possible understanding of the house they are buying, caring for, or thinking about selling.  Brian has a background in real estate,

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2022 Build Community Day and Candidate Forum

2022 Build Community Day Thank you to everyone who attended our 2022 Build Community Day and Candidate Forum. The chilly morning warmed up to a perfect golden day. Our volunteers broke off into four groups to work on projects around the King Mountain Neighborhood, which included a community project, installing a little free library in

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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. We recently completed repairs on a Habitat home we built 20 years ago. The home needed reroofing, a new coat of paint, and some other minor repairs, but overall has held up nicely for a

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Homebuyer Advocate, Shirley Jacobson

Shirley and her husband, Gary, moved from Montana to Seattle in 1966. At the time, Gary worked in the aircraft industry and was recruited by Boeing. Eventually, Shirley would work in parts procurement with both Hexcel and Boeing. Through that position, Shirley got to live in both China and Malaysia.  After returning to Seattle from

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Construction Manager, Paul Stromdahl

I started volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in Springfield, Illinois, in the spring of 2011. We were renting our place at the time, so I had no “home” projects to work on and needed an outlet. I knew a bit about Habitat and went to an orientation. The volunteer coordinator, Ryan Mobley, enthusiastically welcomed me

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Edie Stickel at Telegraph

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 one of our former construction volunteers, Edie Stickel, has been accepted in the UBC, Local 70 Carperter’s Union Apprenticeship Program, and is well underway to becoming a certified carpenter.  What is a Carpenters Apprenticeship Program?

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Habitat Homebuyer, Andy Koch

Andy Koch is a musician, puppeteer, clown and balloon twister, thespian and director, entertainer, educator and advocate for the arts, and all-around-storyteller — he will also soon be a Habitat homebuyer. At the time we spoke to Andy, a friend was sailing him to Point Roberts to perform as a clown and balloon twister. “I

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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 said, “My mom is Native American, a Blackfeet tribal member, and my dad is Jewish from New York City. My dad was in the Air Force. That’s how he met my mom in Montana. He

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