Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County

The Hubbard Family

By the time she was 18, Brynne and her mother Dawn had been forced to move at least 10 times. “As a single mom, I would have to move from place to place,” Dawn said, “to be able to afford what’s available at that time. And working 3 jobs, you don’t get a lot of …

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The Santiago Reyes Home in Sudden Valley

The Santiago Reyes homebuyer family photo

The Santiago Reyes family came to Washington in 2006. They came to work in agriculture, on a raspberry farm in Lynden, Washington. Life in a small farm cabin was very difficult, especially in winter. There was a stove, electricity, and a small refrigerator, but no bathroom and no running water or heat. Today, Eli works …

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Maggie’s home at Telegraph

Maggie Orozco at the Telegraph Townhome Project

“I can’t believe it. I’m standing here, and I’m in awe. This is becoming a reality,” said Maggie Orozco recently, with tears in her eyes, as she visited the Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County flagship Telegraph Townhome Project. Maggie and her family will be one of the first 8 families to move into Telegraph. …

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Women Build Day 2018 draws volunteers from all over Whatcom County

Blue skies and sunshine greeted the 50 volunteers who turned out on Saturday, May 5th, for Habitat For Humanity in Whatcom County’s annual Lowe’s Women Build Day. Their goal was to work on-site prep for our biggest project – the 54-unit Telegraph Townhomes. Volunteers helped rebuild a construction shed that needed to be moved out …

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