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Habitat receives grant award from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation

September 23, 2014

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County a grant in the amount of $2,500 to support the infrastructure installation of the new, 12-home Birkenfeld Community in Port Townsend.

Bank of America is lending, investing and giving in local communities in order to advance local economies and create positive change. Supporting organizations like Habitat for Humanity that are providing critical services and programs is just one of the ways that the foundation helps to improve the quality of life in the communities it serves.

Jamie Maciejewski, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County; Margo Garton, Habitat’s resource development committee chair; and Jean Camfield, Habitat’s board president accept a grant award check from Jan Carter, Bank of America vice       president and manager of the Port Townsend branch. 

 

 

 

Building On Faith

August 26, 2014

We are excited to announce that our first Building on Faith month will take place in October. Every Saturday during the month, local congregations will come together to work with Habitat. Some participants will swing hammers, while others will serve lunches, but all will work together to build community, faith, and homes. We have several churches already signed up, but there is still time to get involved. Please call Marshall at 379-2827 or email: volunteer@habitatejc.org for more information.

 

Amazon Smile

Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County

August 12, 2014

Your next purchase could help build homes in Jefferson County. AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your next purchase to Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County. Just make sure you select Habitat and your shopping will result in giving, too!

Birkenfeld Dedication

July 17, 2014

Nearly 200 people turned out to dedicate Habitat For Humanity of East Jefferson County’s Birkenfeld Community and Nora’s Neighborhood Park and witness the groundbreaking of the neighborhood’s first two homes last Thursday, July 17. In attendance were Habitat supporters and representatives from a variety of community agencies, including the ribbon cutters from left: Kyle Porter, son of the late Nora Porter for whom the neighborhood park is named; Claire Bishop, Program Officer, C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust of the Seattle Foundation; Jean Camfield, Board President of Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County; Larry Gluth, Senior Vice President, US and Canada, Habitat for Humanity International; and Bob Peterson, Manager, Multifamily Housing and Community Facilities Division, Washington State Housing Finance Commission. 

 

The Birkenfeld Community, is named for Mr. Birkenfeld who passed away in 2005, leaving his estate for distribution to non-profit organizations in the Northwest.  It will be the site of 12 new homes and Nora’s Neighborhood Park.  Habitat received a $150,000 contribution from the trust, the single largest private cash donation the organization has received. Nora’s Neighborhood Park, located in the center of the Birkenfeld Community, is made possible thanks to generous donations from 168 individuals and businesses.

 

Quilcene Video

3/7/2014

Take a few minutes to see why Habitat is so excited to be partnering with the community of Quilcene through our Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.

 

Habitat World Magazine

January 31, 2014

Our very own homeowner Joyce Foster and her amazing children were featured in Habitat World's online magazine this month! Read the story here.

Thank you MLK volunteers!

January 22, 2014

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, also known as the National Day of Service, two local groups came out to volunteer with Habitat. Thank you to local Wells Fargo employees pictured here:

Also, a big thank you to the local Washington Conservation Corps and AmeriCorps members pictured here:

Chase Bank

December 5, 2013

Thank you JPMorgan Chase for donating land in Port Townsend! Habitat for Humanity is so very grateful for your support. Land and land development are always the single most expensive part of Habitat's efforts. The donation of six lots on the corner of 25th & Sherman Streets in Port Townsend is an incredible gift. Read more about it in the Leader: http://www.ptleader.com/news/chase-donates-land-to-habitat-for-humanity-of-east-jefferson/article_4cf73dba-5c73-11e3-8ece-001a4bcf6878.html

 

Giving Tuesday

December 3, 2013

#GivingTuesday is today! There is Back Friday, Small Business Saturday and now Giving Tuesday. This is a day to remember the true meaning of the holidays - a time to share our blessings with our family, friends and those in need. Please consider a donation to  Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County and give the gift of a safe, warm home to a family in need. www.habitatejc.org/donate.

Helping Philippine Typhoon Victims

November 13, 2014

Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8 and left a wake of disaster. Habitat for Humanity Philippines needs help to respond to this effort. You can donate online here and write "Philippine Relief" in the comment box OR mail a donation to Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County, PO Box 658, Port Townsend, WA  98368. Write "Philippine Relief" in the memo line. 100% of your donation will be sent directly to Habitat Philippines. As of November 13, more than 360,000 people are housed in evacuation centers. Initial response efforts will include the distribution of 50,000 cleanup kits and 30,000 shelter repair kits to help families make needed repairs to partially damaged homes.

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