October 9, 2014
Keidren Devas with her children, Bjorn and Alima, receives the keys for her family's new house in Chimacum on Sunday.
Jean Camfield, Habitat's board president (right), was one of nearly 50 people who turned out to help dedicate the Devas home and ceremoniously put Prayers in the Walls of Eric White's house, which is under construction right next door and on schedule to be completed this winter.
Keidren is looking forward to spending her first Thanksgiving in her new home, and is excited about planting a vegetable garden next spring. She already has pears on the trees in the back and blooming plants in the front.
The Devas house is the first of three Habitat homes in Chimacum, thanks to property donors Jim and Noreen McCarron and house sponosors Duke and Jeanne Shold.
"We are very excited that this family can plant permanent roots in the same community where the children attend school," said Jamie Maciejewski, Habitat's executive director. "The fact that we are building and repairing homes in Port Townsend, Chimacum and Quilcene is due to the tremendous support of the community. Donors, volunteers, and board members all saw the great need and supported Habitat's expansion into the county."