The wait is over…

“This is on God’s time, not my time,” Ma says of her Habitat home. Her faith is enduring - especially considering the dream for a Habitat home was planted in her heart more than seven years ago. Ma shares, “In 2011, I found Habitat from a posting and I called. I wasn’t ready yet to purchase. I … Continue reading The wait is over…

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From Volunteer to Homeowner

Samantha & her family are the final homeowners in the community she helped build. Samantha and Seth moved into the last completed house at The Woods at Golden Given. Fitting, because Samantha was there from the start. As a sophomore at Pacific Lutheran University, Samantha spent a summer day volunteering with her basketball team at The Woods in … Continue reading From Volunteer to Homeowner

A neighborhood full of kids: one mom’s dream come true

Elaine was a single mom with two young children when she moved into her Habitat home in 2012. Five years, two more children, and one fiancé later, Elaine’s modest 3-bedroom, 1,100 square-foot house is bursting at the seams. Nonetheless, she is reluctant to move. Elaine says the best thing about her neighborhood is the bonds … Continue reading A neighborhood full of kids: one mom’s dream come true

“Hometown Miracle”: Dedication for Second Generation Habitat Homeowners

As more than 50 people huddled inside and outside TJ and Katea's new home, Becka, TJ's mother and a Habitat homeowner herself, opened the dedication with a tearful prayer. "I pray that anyone that comes in here may walk out with a smile," she said. TJ and Katea's dedication marks a multi-generational journey for Habitat. … Continue reading “Hometown Miracle”: Dedication for Second Generation Habitat Homeowners

Women Build Hosts Paint n’ Sip to Raise Funds for Summer Builds

Women Build's Second Annual Paint n' Sip fundraising night was held this past Friday, April 28th, at the Foss Waterway Seaport. Over twenty-five participants sipped delicious wine and ate tasty snacks as they painted decorative bird houses in support of the Women Build program here in Tacoma/Pierce County. In 1991, Habitat for Humanity International began … Continue reading Women Build Hosts Paint n’ Sip to Raise Funds for Summer Builds