After 10 Years of Involvement, Habitat Volunteer Takes the Challenge

Jim Goertz of University Place Presbyterian Church (UPPC) has been regularly volunteering with Habitat since 2006, but he recently decided to take his partnership to the next level -- literally! This Friday, Goertz will trade his tool belt for a harness and his hard hat for a helmet as he takes the Habitat Challenge and rappels … Continue reading After 10 Years of Involvement, Habitat Volunteer Takes the Challenge

Two of Tacoma’s Favorites Take the Habitat Challenge!

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity is fortunate to have two well-known local celebrities participating in the Habitat Challenge this September.  There’s truly no missing these two iconic Tacoma figures. They both stand over 6-1/2 feet tall, have distinguishing hair-dos, and always dress in sports uniforms.But that’s not all they have in common! Both could be … Continue reading Two of Tacoma’s Favorites Take the Habitat Challenge!

Neighbors Turn Into Friends at Swan Creek as Site Construction Comes to a Close

After this week, things will be a little different at Swan Creek Lane. Days will start with quiet cups of coffee enjoyed on porches instead of giant pots brewed for dedicated volunteers. Driving in and out of the neighborhood will be homeowner Daysy on her way to take her son to football camp instead of … Continue reading Neighbors Turn Into Friends at Swan Creek as Site Construction Comes to a Close

Habitat for Humanity and Bates Technical College Partnership Reaches Milestone, Fuels Real-World Experience for Students

TACOMA, Wash. – When Bates Technical College instructor Dave Leenhouts approached Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity eight years ago, he hoped to forge a partnership. Today, that partnership has helped yield 50 affordable homes for families in our area. “My goal was to be able to educate our electrician students on the newest technology in energy efficient homes and new … Continue reading Habitat for Humanity and Bates Technical College Partnership Reaches Milestone, Fuels Real-World Experience for Students

Terrance Reflects on a Year of Homeownership and Community Leadership

After a year as a homeowner at the Woods at Golden Given neighborhood (The Woods), Terrance has proven himself as a crucial leader in his community. His commitment to the Woods has not gone unnoticed as Terrance was recently elected by his neighbors to serve as the board president, representing all 30-homes that make up this sustainability designed neighborhood in Midland. … Continue reading Terrance Reflects on a Year of Homeownership and Community Leadership

Puyallup Habitat Store Sparks Involvement in a New Community

At 9 AM on Friday, July 8th, Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity opened the doors of its new Store in downtown Puyallup. Throughout the weekend hundreds of people visited the new Store, creating a buzz in the community about the newest addition to Puyallup. With its location in central downtown Puyallup, the new Store has … Continue reading Puyallup Habitat Store Sparks Involvement in a New Community

A Journey Worth Fighting For: Debi Achieves Homeownership

Last Saturday, surrounded by family, friends, community members, and supporters, Debi celebrated the end of her long journey to homeownership. For Debi, the road to this point hasn’t been easy, but thanks to her supportive family and strong will it has all been worth it, and she can finally call the house she has been … Continue reading A Journey Worth Fighting For: Debi Achieves Homeownership

Intern’s Involvement with Habitat Comes Full Circle

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity intern Abby Jackson has provided great work and support for our affiliate this summer – work that, for Abby, is incredibly meaningful because it reminds her of her own experience growing up in a Habitat home. When looking back to when she was a young girl growing up her hometown … Continue reading Intern’s Involvement with Habitat Comes Full Circle

Wall of Hope Raising: A Structure Engraved with Love

Made of more than lumber, the walls raised on lot 19 at the Woods at Golden Given bear the love of the community. A tradition for the annual Building on Faith House - Wall of Hope involves the signing of 2×6 studs to carry messages of congratulations, well wishes, and hope for the family that will call the completed house a home. … Continue reading Wall of Hope Raising: A Structure Engraved with Love