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October 6, 2015

Habitat is a Four Star Charity

For a second year in a row, Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County has been named a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator, the world's largest charity evaluator.


"Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that your organization adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way," wrote Michael Thatcher, president & CEO of Charity Navigator. "Only 21% of the charities we rate have received at least 2 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County outperforms most other charities in America. This 'exceptional' designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust."


To view Charity Navigator's evaluation online click here.


US Bank supports Habitat

September 23, 2015

U.S. Bank supports Habitat's work in Quilcene

The U.S. Bank Foundation awarded Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County a grant in the amount of $2,000 for the Quilcene Neighborhood Revitalization Home Repair Program.


Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program assists low-income homeowners with much-needed home repairs and preservation, and follows the same principles as Habitat's new home construction. Families are selected based on their housing need, ability to repay a no-interest loan, and willingness to contribute sweat equity. House repairs include energy efficient modifications, such as window and door replacements and caulking and sealing to reduce air infiltration. 


Pictured are Jamie Maciejewski, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County, Timothy Ruybalid, manager of the U.S. Bank branch in Quilcene, Habitat Board Member Chuck Trasher, and longtime volunteer and supporter Kathi Boyker.

2015 Bank of America grant

July 24, 2015

Bank of America awards $2,500 to Habitat

Thank you to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for awarding Habitat with a $2,500 grant.

The check was presented by Port Townsend branch manager, Wendy Duede, and received by Habitat Board members Kris Shapiro and Jean Camfield.

This contribution will help build Habitat's 38th home which will break ground this fall. 

Scott's and Thorn's house dedications

June 28, 2015

Congratulations Scott and Thorn on receiving the keys to your new homes!

With the dedication of Habitat's 35th and 36th houses, two more of our neighbors will be moving into safe, decent, affordable homes.


Thank you to the volunteers, donors, and community supporters who helped build these first two homes at the Birkenfeld Community in Port Townsend. 


A total of 12 homes will be built in this neighborhood. If affordable housing is a problem for you or someone you know, please call Michele at (360) 379-2827 for more information about becoming a homeowner.

Birkenfeld house dedications

Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

It’s time to celebrate as two more members of our community become homeowners!

Please join us for the House Dedications of the first two homes at the Birkenfeld Community and Nora’s Neighborhood Park in Port Townsend off Hancock St. across from Seaport Landing. Sunday, June 28 at 2 p.m.

Meet the homeowners, Scott and Thorn, tour the houses, and see what your investment of time and resources helped build.

Community Build June 2015


Habitat for Humanity needs you!

Help prepare Habitat for Humanity's Birkenfeld Community for its first residents during Community Build Days June 17, 18 or 20. 

Join a team for a full or half day for Painting and House Preparation (ages 16+) or Fence Panel Construction and Fence Installation (ages 18+). No experience necessary. Tools, training, safety equipment and refreshments provided.

Your efforts will make a a huge impact on our mission to fight poverty housing in East Jefferson County and kick-off the future site of 12 Habitat for Humanity houses in Port Townsend.

Call 379-2827 or email for more information. Thank you!

KPTZ connects its listeners to Habitat

May 27, 2015

KPTZ connects its listeners to Habitat

Thank you to our local radio station KPTZ for connecting your listeners to Habitat. In this most recent interview, Habitat staff members share the good work that is being done to end poverty housing by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope in East Jefferson County. This interview features Habitat's Natalie Oswald, manager of volunteer engagement, Construction Manager Dave Grauberger, and Executive Director Jamie Maciejewski. Click on the link below to listen and enjoy.


May 5 is giveBIG

giveBIG today to build and repair homes and hope in Jefferson County. Donate through the Seattle Foundation until midnight tonight and your contribution will be stretched thanks to the generosity of other community-minded individuals and businesses.

Women Build

Join us for Women Build May 4-9

Monday, May 4

Women Build Kick-off

Tour a home or watch a free clinic. Registration not required.

10 to 11 am: Habitat 101- Learn how you can help fight poverty housing.

11 am to Noon: Energy Efficiency tips from the PUD.

Noon to 1 pm: Paint Clinic by Hadlock Building Supply.

1 to 2 pm: Molding Basics with Carl's Building Supply.

2 to 3 pm: Raised Garden Beds and More by Henery Hardware.

3 to 4:30 pm: Power Saws and Routers with Habitat Builders.

Tuesday, May 5

Meet Habitat

11 am to Noon: Open House Tours to view two Habitat homes under construction.

Noon to 1 pm: Habitat 101- Learn how you can support Habitat's vision of "A world where everyone has a decent place to live."

1 pm to 2 pm: Global Perspective- Find out how you can help communities around the world build homes and hope.

2 pm to 3 pm: Path to Home Ownership with Director Jamie Maciejewski.


May 6 -9 Women Build

Women are invited to volunteer at the construction for a day of learning and building. Contact us to register: 379-2827 or


Habitat responds to the Nepal earthquake

April 27, 2015

Habitat responds to disaster in Nepal

Please consider supporting Habitat's efforts to rebuild homes and hope in Nepal.


Habitat for Humanity has worked in Nepal for 18 years and is already responding to the tremendous needs of this country and its people after Saturday's earthquake and avalanche.


Habitat will distribute 20,000 emergency shelter kits, including tarpaulins and other materials for immediate shelter from the elements. Habitat will also marshal engineers and engineering students to help carry out house-by-house damage assessments, as many families fear staying in their homes. Based on this assessment, Habitat will either construct transitional shelters or move immediately into new home constructions. The scope of Habitat's response is dependent on the support of donors, corporate partners and other community organizations.


Please consider supporting these efforts and help those affected by this disaster in Nepal by donating at Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County. Donations can be mailed to: Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County, PO Box 658, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or visit Just indicate "Nepal" in the memo field of your check or write it in the purpose field when making your contribution online.


One hundred percent of your contributions made to this effort will support Habitat's efforts in Nepal.