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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.

Clive Rainey visits Jefferson County

April 7, 2015

We are so excited to welcome back Clive Rainey, Habitat's first volunteer. Clive will speak just before the groundbreaking of our 37th house on Saturday, April 25 at 11 am at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 45 Redeemer Way in Chimacum.

For more than 30 years, Clive has worked with Habitat to eliminate poverty housing worldwide. He will share inspirational stories of service!

To view a four-minute video featuring Clive, please click on the YouTube video below: 


Women Build

Mark your calendars for Women Build, May 4-9, 2015

Gain real life construction experience by volunteering on two Habitat homes now under construction in Port Townsend.


Sign-up as an individual or form a team and join us for one, two or all six days, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Sponsored by Carl's Building Supply and Hadlock Building Supply.


Call Natalie today to register, (360) 379-2827 or email her:


Women Build is Habitat for Humanity's initiative designed to recruit, educate, and empower women to break stereotypes and fight poverty housing.