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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, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church formed the Habitat Ministry Team (pictured below, back when humans could stand next to each other) and invited members of their church to volunteer with us each month. We welcomed this

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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 6 to 7:30pm. In lieu of the annual golf tournament the WCAR golf committee is organizing a super fun, free, and interactive virtual fundraiser! We will be bringing the fun, games and auction items online

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Partner Homebuyer Linda Morgan

Linda Morgan moved to Bellingham in 1975 to study Sociology and Criminology at Western. After graduating she worked as a counselor at a work-release center, helping young people rehabilitate to society. But only a couple of years into her career the program was defunded. “They made it coed,” she said, “and got rid of the

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Kulshan Homebuyer Greg Meling

Greg remembers vividly the day he left his old life behind. He was carrying his granddaughter, Keeley, up the driveway 12 years ago, and while he was looking down on her, “I heard God’s voice tell me,” he said “‘It’s time.’” For 37 years leading up to that moment, since he was 16-years-old, Greg struggled

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On June 19th, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, Union Army General Gordon Granger announced the total emancipation of enslaved people in Texas with this statement:  “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights

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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 the simple act of being proudly inclusive to all races, residents of that farm were repeatedly victims of vicious terrorism. In the 1950’s, the farm was bombed multiple times, set on fire, and crosses were

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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 some sad but necessary conversations. With the median price of homes at over $400,000, many have to decide between living in a place they know and love, or moving somewhere where they can find affordable

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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, of course! For the continued safety of our staff, volunteers, patrons and community, only 20 customers will be allowed in the building any given time and will be required to wear masks while on site.

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