Tag: 2016 Raise the Roof Auction
Another Roof Raised
We had a fantastic time at our 14th Annual Raise the Roof Auction on Saturday evening, held for the first time at our Habitat Store on Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham. With around 175 guests and another 25 or so volunteers and staff, we definitely had a full house!
Over drinks and delicious appetizers (made and served by Linda Clow – one of our partner homebuyers – and volunteers from the Acme Presbyterian Church) we perused and bid on the wide variety of about 160 different silent auction items. From artwork and handcrafted pottery to gift baskets and getaways, there was plenty to tempt us all. Once the proverbial dust had settled from the competitive silent auction bidding, we got down to some very merry business in the form of the live auction led by local auctioneer and businessman, Michael Watters. A natural entertainer, Watters had us engaged and enjoying ourselves all evening. We dined on a barbecue spread catered by Dickey’s Barbecue in Ferndale then indulged in an array of desserts donated by local bakeries. By the end of the evening, we were full, smiling, and sporting lighter wallets!
Every Bid Matters
As much fun as we had, it’s the ‘sporting lighter wallets part’ that amounts to real change right here in our community. The unfortunate truth is that the average wage in Whatcom County is not enough to afford a 2-bedroom apartment. That’s just one of many difficult facts that motivates us here at Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County to keep raising roofs. Every auction item donated and sold is another step towards affordable home ownership, like our upcoming Telegraph Townhomes project, for local families. Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter, and when you support events like our Raise the Roof Auction, you do more than just have a great time … you build homes.
We offer our heartfelt gratitude to every guest, sponsor, donor, and volunteer who helped make our 14th Annual Raise the Roof Auction both a delight and a success. To say we couldn’t have done it without you is understating things wildly. Visit our Auction photo album on Facebook to see more photos from Saturday night and follow us to learn more about what Habitat for Humanity is up to here in Whatcom County!
Coming Soon to an Auction Block Near You …
Ever wonder how Bellewood Acres turns their delicious apples into hand-crafted spirits? Get a behind-the-scenes look with a Farm to Glass Distillery Tour.
You and 9 friends will enjoy:
- Learning the process from growing to producing
- Hearing a little of the history of spirit-making
- Tasting the products at each stage of development
- Learning how to critique fine spirits
- Includes many samples and a private tasting!
Join us on Saturday, May 14th at The Habitat Store for our 14th Annual Raise the Roof Auction and bid for your chance to take a Bellewood Acres Farm to Glass Distillery Tour! Tickets for the auction are on sale at the Habitat for Humanity office (1825 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham), by calling 360.715.9170, or click here to buy your tickets online:
14th Annual Raise the Roof Auction
When: Saturday, May 14, 2016 5:30PM
Where: Habitat for Humanity Store
Past auctions have left attendees feeling happy, full and excited about all the work that is happening at Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County. Come celebrate our 14th Annual Raise the Roof Auction with us. This eventful evening will include: appetizers, a BBQ Buffet (with all the fixins!), drinks, live entertainment, plus the opportunity to win games + silent and live auction items!