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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Women Build Day 2020

Since 1991, the Women Build event has brought awareness to how the lack of safe and affordable housing has the largest impact on single mothers and their families. Within the last three decades, it has grown into an international event. Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s continue to partner this year, with the same mission: empowering …

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One volunteer’s pathway into the building trades

Edie Stickel at Telegraph

Trade apprenticeships are a way that students can gain certified skills that can help lead them to good jobs. One pathway into exploring the exciting world of the building trades is by first becoming a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Volunteering allows everyone the chance to try out tools and skills under the guidance of …

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Kulshan Brewing Company and Women Build 2020

Kulshan and Habitat brew team

Since 1991, Women Build volunteers from all walks of life and from across the country have come together with Habitat to build stronger, safer communities. Locally, Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County Women Build events provide opportunities for women to take proactive steps in serving their communities. From the beginning of our program, any woman …

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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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Wetlands Mitigation at Telegraph Townhomes

This year, Habitat Whatcom’s Women’s Build Day will be held on May 5th, 2018, at 1050 Telegraph Rd, the soon-to-be construction site of up to 54 townhomes.   In addition to prepping the site for construction, which is slated to begin this summer, volunteers at Women Build Day will also be bringing the Young Roots wetlands mitigation project to a close. 50+ …

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Women Build Day 2018 at Telegraph Townhomes

May 5th, 2018, is Habitat Whatcom’s annual Women Build Day. This will be the first year that serious headway is made on our Telegraph Townhomes site! About Telegraph Townhomes Designed to serve the 42% of Whatcom County residents (82,000 people) who struggle to afford stable shelter, Telegraph Townhomes will be the largest project undertaken by …

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Thank You for a Successful Women Build 2016

This past weekend saw seventy (that’s seven zero, people!) enthusiastic Women Build volunteers at the future home of our Telegraph Townhomes project. What a turnout! Among the volunteers were Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville, Bellingham Council Members Pinky Vargas and April Barker, Kulshan Community Land Trust Executive Director Dean Fearing, Kulshan Community Land Trust Board President Dan …

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