A Home of Mercy

On Sunday, August 13th, the home built in honor of Pope Francis' Jubilee Year of Mercy was filled with sunlight and laughter as neighbors, volunteers and family gathered for a home dedication. Father Andrew of Oregon’s Mount Angel Abbey blessed the home with these words, "God our Father, we thank you for the gift of your love and the gift … Continue reading A Home of Mercy

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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

Women Build Hope on International Women’s Day

International Women's Day is an opportunity to reflect on the contributions women make in every aspect of our lives and recognize the fight for women's rights. Today, four women spent this special day building affordable homes for low- to moderate-income families in our community. In 1991, Habitat for Humanity International began Women Build as an … Continue reading Women Build Hope on International Women’s Day