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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.

Kitsap Bank

March 11, 2015

Kitsap Bank supports Habitat 

Kitsap Bank recently presented a $3,500 donation to Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County as part of the bank’s annual Community Connections Program contributions.  The donation will sponsor the cost of a high efficiency ductless heat pump system in one of the first two homes at the Birkenfeld Community. 

Pictured are Jamie Maciejewski (Executive Director, Habitat), Susan Whitmire (VP/Commercial Relationship Manager, Kitsap Bank), and Steve Politakis (CEO, Kitsap Bank).

“Kitsap Bank is proud of our tradition of community involvement, which spans more than a century,” stated Steve Politakis, CEO. “As the community bank, we believe it is our role to invest and help our local non-profits enhance our quality of life.”


Family Services Manager

March 10, 2015

Habitat has reopened the position for a full-time Family Services Manager. Click here for a complete job description.

Realtors donate to Habitat

February 4, 2015

Realtors donate to Habitat

The Jefferson County Association of Realtors presented a $2,215 donation check to Habitat for Humanity. Local Realtors Chuck Hynden, John Eissinger, Richard Spindor, Ron Helmonds, Steve Crosland, Terry Smith, and Nikki Casal presented the check to Jamie Maciejewski, Habitat's executive director, and Staci Matthes, Habitat's development director.

We thank our friends at the Realtors Association for this continued partnership!

First Federal awards Habitat a $5,000 grant

January 15, 2015

First Federal awards Habitat a $5,000 grant

First Federal awarded Habitat with a $5,000 grant to support the construction of the first house at the Birkenfeld Community in Port Townsend.

First Federal’s Jon Murock; Jamie Maciejewski, Habitat’s executive director; Branch Manager Laurie Liske; and First Federal’s Lexi Paoli are pictured in front of the house which is scheduled to be complete this spring.

In addition to funding, First Federal employees and managers spent a cold, December Saturday volunteering on the construction stie in Chimacum.

Thank you First Federal for sharing our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.