Working in Whatcom County since 1987, in partnership with God



Working in Whatcom County since 1987, in partnership with God
Annual Report
Working in Whatcom County since 1987, in partnership with God and
community. Providing simple, decent, and affordable housing for people in need
so that families can live and grow into all that God intends.
Year in Review
Building “Out of the Box” in 2012-13
In 2012-13, Habitat for Humanity in Whatcom County
completed our 33nd and 34th homes and began our 35th.
We embarked on a revolutionary new way of building homes
to be more energy-efficient and less expensive to own. We
welcomed four new partner families, a new board member,
Kim Weil, several new office staff members and Habitat Store
associates, and a celebrity guest to our affiliate. We celebrated
the best month of sales we’ve ever had at the Habitat Store,
threw a successful auction, redesigned our Web site, and
asked our Facebook friends and local latte lovers to chip in to
help us build a house.
Habitat homeowner Dorothy
Applegate with
Steve Thomas
paying off her
Star power
March 2013, we hosted Habitat International Ambassador and
former “This Old House” Host Steve Thomas for several days
of events. Steve came to represent Habitat at the 2013 Whatcom County Home and Garden Show, help us raise funds and
awareness for Women Build, and join Building on Faith volunteers to help on the site of our first passive build.
A new beginning
In October 2012, Victor and Juana Ortiz and their children
thanked volunteers and welcomed them to their new home in
Ferndale with delicious Guatemalan tamales. After immigrating to the United States, living in a dilapidated mobile home
and working hard to make ends meet, Victor and Juana, their
three daughters and young son finally have a simple, decent
home they can afford.
Welcoming new partners
In early 2013
Habitat welcomed
four new partner
families! Clockwise
from top left:
Mellonnie and
Mitch Altona; Kathy
Rosales; Larry and
Shannon Sharp;
Eliezer and Aracely
with daughter
Breaking ground
While construction volunteers were still busy putting the finishing touches on the Huante home in summer 2013, Resham
Kaur and Sajan Singh joined Habitat staff, supporters, and
representatives from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans next
door to break ground on the Sing-Kuar home. The home is
almost complete, and we expect it to be even more efficient
than our first passive home!
If everyone gave a little
For World Habitat Day, October 7, 2013, we embarked on a new
fundraising adventure. Working through social media and local
coffee vendors, we asked Whatcom County residents to donate
$3, about the cost of a cup of drip coffee, to Habitat. We hoped
that if 50,000 local residents could donate $3, we could raise
enough to build a home for a family. While we didn’t reach our
goal on the first attempt, the campaign created a lot of excitement and awareness about Habitat’s work. We hope to build on
what we learned and continue experimenting with these kinds
of crowd-sourced, small-donation fundraisers.
There’s no place like home
Jaime and Leandra Huante and their three children moved into
their new passive home in June. After living in an uninsulated
substandard two-bedroom house in rural Ferndale, they now
enjoy snug walls, low utility bills, and a quiet street near a park
and trails where the family can safely play and ride bikes.
Women Build builds excitement
In December, Habitat broke ground for our third Women Build
project, a passive designed, solar-powered home in Birch Bay for
Julio and Juana Ortiz. The 2014 Women Builders will be organized into build day teams, and each team is challenged to try to
raise half the cost of the building materials for their work day.
Board of Directors
President - Elke Stevens, Bellingham
Vice President - Carol Dellecker, Bellingham
Secretary - Mary L. Dickinson, Bellingham
Treasurer - Mike Roberts, Bellingham
Directors - Tiffany Bergsma-Evans, Bellingham;
Ray Dellecker, Bellingham; Tim Johnson,
Ferndale; Kim Weil, Bellingham
New Faces
In fall 2012, the Habitat Store hired Susan Blatz (left) as general
manager. Susan came to the job from Premier Graphics/School
Specialty, and has spent more than 30 years in sales and retail
store management.
In fall 2013, Janet Straka (center) joined our office staff as
programs manager/volunteer coordinator. Janet spent 20 years
working for a local insurance agency and has experience as a
client ombudsman.
Executive Director - John P. C. Moon
Office Manager - Rebecca Bell
Programs Manager/Volunteer Coordinator Janet Straka
Publicist - Emily Wagnitz
Construction Supervisor - Josh Schmitt
Habitat Store General Manager - Susan Blatz
Habitat Store Assistant Manager - Tyla Reyes
Habitat Store Pick-up and Delivery Coordinator Barb Bonsaing
Habitat Store Associates - Spencer Buckingham,
Larry Mullen, Connor Phelps, Shyla Reimer
Kim Weil (right) joined Habitat Whatcom’s board of directors
this year. Kim has been an environmental planner with the City
of Bellingham for 22 years and recently chaired the city’s smart
growth green team. She has lived in Bellingham since 1987 and
is the mother of two grown children. Kim became acquainted
with Habitat’s work in Whatcom County when her church, St.
Sophia, participated in the Building on Faith program. She was
inspired to serve on the Habitat’s board of directors because she
wants to bring her interest in green building and community
building to an organization with similar goals.
We give sincere thanks to the many community members who have supported our mission to eliminate poverty housing in
Whatcom County over the past year: Those who have spread our message and prayed for our work, our wonderful volunteers,
and the generous donors listed below. May God bless each of you.
Steven Abell
Ace Hardware Bellingham
Ace Installation
Katy Ackerson
Nancy & Perry Adair
Ione & Erik Adams
Advantage Concrete Systems
Alliance Door Products
American Family Insurance
Christine & Glen Anderson
Denisa Anderson
Richard & Elizabeth Anderson
Tina Anderson
Carl Angell
Elisabeth & Edwin Angell
Anthony’s Restaurant
Aqui Esta Tile Company
Arcadia Builders
Alfred & Harriet Arkley
Aspnes Photography
Cynthia Aubert
James & Kodi Aubert
Avenue Bread and Deli
Sean & Becky Avery
Bruce & Carol Ayers
Backcountry Essentials
John & Amelia Bacon
Merry & Robert Bailey
Ronald & Kathleen Bailey
Carol Bajema
Deborah Baker
Baker Septic Tank Pumping, Inc.
Bank of the Pacific
Barlean’s Organic Oils
Beth Barnhart
Barrett Living Trust
Mike J. Bathum
Ron & Linda Battle
Bayou on Bay
Bayside Vein & Laser Center
Bellewood Farms
Bellingham Bells
Bellingham Cold Storage
Bellingham Kite Paddle Surf
Bellingham Office Products
Bellingham Slam
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Chad & Kimberly Bengen
Tiffany R. Bergsma-Evans
Gertrude & George Berkompas
Betty Lou Berman
Joseph & Deborah Bernard
Karl & Ann Berntsen
Betts Austin Johnson
Evonne & Henry Bierlink
Big Al’s Diner
Big Brown Box
Big Fat Fish Co.
Bike & Build, Inc.
James & Theresa Binnion
Birch Bay Waterslides
Birchwood Presbyterian Church
Kathleen & Steven Blackwell
Susan & Eric Blatz
Merlyn & Amanda Blue
Phil Bogaard
Eugene Borges
Doug & Nancy Bosscher
Boston’s Pizza
Dorine & Victor Boulos
BP Fabric of America Fund
Karen Bradley
Bramble Berry, Inc.
Barbara E. Brenner
Byron & Angela Brown
Christopher L. Brown
Rud Browne
William & Patti Buchanan
Budget Septic
Candace & Donald Buethorn
Virginia & Kirk Bunnell
Bradley & Sharie Burdick
Business Support Services
Northwest, LLC
Caitac USA Corp.
Cleo & Maria Callen
Camano Island Inn & Spa
Cargill Animal Nutrition
Kristi Carter
Cascade Natural Gas
Cassoulet Caffe’
Cast Iron Food
CDK Interior Design
Century 21
CertainTeed Corp
Eleanore Chamberlain
Sharon Chandler
Cameron Charvet
Chevron Humankind Matching Gift
Chocolate Necessities & Gelato
Chuckanut Bay Foods
Harvey & Carrie Chute
Carl Clark & Martha Serven
Michelle Clark
Richard & Karen Clark
Clark College
Bruce & Gennie Clawson
Coast Insulation, LLC
William & Donna Coleman
Sharon Collander
Norman & Georgina Colon
Columbia State Bank
Community Energy Challenge
Community Food Co-Op
Compass Point Survey Group, Inc.
Constantin Chiropractic Clinic, Inc.
Contact Construction
Cornwall Church
Cost Cutter
Country Financial
Kimberly Cowan
Cowden Gravel & Ready Mix
Mary Jane Craig
Creative Floor Coverings
Barbara & Scott Crews
Tom & Diane Crittenden
Sue Croft
Frank & Sylvia Crosby
Glenn Crowe
Gary & Ann Culbertson
Cupcakes Like it Sweet
Deborah Heard & Randy Curran
Pamela Cushing
Custom Closets & Bedrooms
Custom Fit Drywall
Cutting Edge Construction
Marilyn Dager
Jo Dallas
Andrea & Dan Daniels
Carol J. DeJong
Dejong Heating & Refrigeration,
Raymond & Carol Dellecker
Mary DenHartog
deWilde’s Nursery
Mary Lucille Dickinson
William & April Dierdorff
Eric & Joyce Dippold
DJ & DJ Contracting
James & Julie Donath
David & Janice Dougherty
Douglas Landsem Architect
Marta Drechsel
Aaron & Leah Dutton
Dyrland Insurance Agency
Jim and Mary Eastwood
Brett Ebright
Ralph Edfeldt
Martin & Kate Eifrig
Roger & Mary Emerson
Joy English
Merilee & Rudolph John Erchinger
Bill & Chris Erickson
Lynda Erickson
Phil & Mary Erickson
Sandy & Dale Erickson
Richard & Zeina Evans
Karen & John Evich
Express Employment Professionals
Catherine & Marcus Fairbanks
Jeffrey & Sarah Ferguson Fairchild
Fairhaven Runners
John & Genemary Falvey
Andrew Fang
Jason & Becky Farrar
Fastcap LLC
Jack & Joyce Feil
Arthur & Judith Feldra
Pamela Felke
Jayme Fergoda
Fidelity Charitable
Timothy & Jennifer Figgie
Find Your Fashion
Fireside Martini & Wine Bar
First Christian Church of
First Congregational Church of
First Presbyterian Church of
Cathy Jo & Lance Fisher
Martha Fleming
Jeff Flint
Michael & Shannon Flory
Ronald & Pamela Flory
Alice K. Frandsen
Albert Frascella & JoAnn
Emily Frazier
Vickie Freeman
Frontier Fine Homes
Dean & Denise Fulton
Kathy & Gary Gablehouse
Shirley & Robert Gallagher
Garden Street United Methodist
Janine Garrison
Brian Gerbrandt
Yanni & Ana Cristina Gholam
Mike & Anna Gibson
Ron Gilig
Kristen Gilje
GlacierScapes Landscaping
Eric Glenn
Ed Goebel
Audrey Goldfinch
Christina Goodwin
Ivana Grace
Grandview Golf Course
Ann Elizabeth Gray
Lewis Gray
The Greenhouse
Don & Linda Griffiths
William & Lauri Grove
Habitat for Humanity International
Sarah & Kyle Haggith
Thomas & Lorina Hall
Karen Hamalainen
Hampton Inn
Hannegan Farm & Home
Charles & Jenny Hanson
Linda Hardy
Colin Harold
Catherine S. Harris
Richard & Helen Harris
Dimi Hartman
Heating Green
Beth Heffernan
Hempler Foods Group
Marlin & Linda Hendricks
James Henson
Jennifer Herold
Shane & Renee Hertel
Hertz Equipment Rental
Ethan Heyne
Carolyn & James Higby
Joan Higginbotham
Alan & Audrey Hill
John & Rochelle Hill
Murray Hill
Linda Hitt
Nancy and Frank Hodge
Patti Hoelzle
Mark E. Holzband
Home Depot
Joe & Kathy Hopkins
Rose & James Hopper
Hotel Grand Pacific
Daniel & Frances Howard-Snyder
Bertha & William Hubbard
Loretta & Lyle Hunter
Donna Huntley
Bethany Iblings
Imagine Design Studio
Interior Doors & More
Island Mariner Cruises
Edward & Cherilyn Jackson
Shirley Jacobson
David Morse & Janice Marchbanks
Jes’ Barbershop
Don & Teresa Johnson
Marguerite & Allen Johnson
Stephanie & Roderick Johnson
Timothy & Tracy Johnson
Melinda & Bryan Jones
Joostens Roofing, Inc.
Jim & Patricia Jorgensen
Natalie Jude
James Junior
Charlie Jurges
William D. Kappele
Kaptein Construction
Irene G. Kasson
Richard Keene
Keith Cox Autobahn
Robert Kelly
Kelly’s O’Deli Catering
Linda Kent
Mike & Rose Kent
Michael & Kathy Kettman
Craig & Julianne Keyes
Bette Kish
Cynthia & Robert Klein
David Knapp, Jr.
Linda & Phillip Kolody
Dale R. Kreider
Engene & Sylvia Kuiken
Kullman Family Trust
Kulshan Brewing Co.
Karl Kuntz
Sunglan Kim & Osuk Joe Kwon
Judy A. Lancaster
Land Development, Engineering &
Surveying, Inc.
Landscape Supply, Inc.
Noriko Y. Lao
Karen Lauckhardt
Jennifer Lautenbach
Rene Laventure
Len Honcoop Gravel, Inc.
Lettered Streets Covenant Church
Merrill & Lorene Lewis
Brian Lind
Sharon Lingbloom
Sharon & Vladimir Link
Richard & Wendy Lipke
Robert Lipston
Ramon & Ana Llanos
Logos Bible Software
Paul & Katherine Lovdahl
Joseph Lovelady
Lowe’s Workplace Giving
Andrea Luce
Jeannine Luce
Jessica Luce
Melinda Lunsford
Greg & Barbara Lykke
Lynden Door
Lynden Floor Design
Richard & Karen Lyon
Shirley Mahlberg
Mallard Ice Cream
Management Services NW, Inc.
marcus j swed architect
Margaret’s Window Cleaning
Marlin’s Auto Service
James & Sarah Matichuk
Robert & Kathleen Matthes
Robert & Mary Mattison
May Day Spa-Ion
Joseph & Anne McClain
Michael E. McClelland
Rebekah McCown
Lynne V. McCutchen
McElroy Family Fund
Marcia L. McEvoy
Kurt & Susan McFadden
Gary & DeLaura McHenry
Andrew & Jennie McLaurin
William McLean
Susan McMonagle
Larry & Mary Jo Menninga
Gary & Bartley Metcalf
Kendra & Travis Meyer
Meyer’s Cabinets
Microsoft Giving Campaign
Dale E. Miller
Zachary & Elizabeth Miller
Mobile Floor Coverings
Moceri Construction, Inc.
Donna & Daniel Moen
John & Tina Moon
Gary & Ann Moore
William & Peggy Moore
Dennis & Stephanie Morgan
Fawn Morgan
Philip & Jane Morgan
Mary C. Morrison
Mike & Lisa Morse
Robert & Jeanette Morse
Shawn & Greta Morton
Mt. Baker Lodging
Mt. Baker Theatre
Mud Pond Koi
Matt & Nina Mullett
Constance C. Myhre
Brian & Shenandoah Myrick
Nail Masters
David & Lynne Nelson
Jane C. Nelson
Shannon Neufeld
Madeleine Neuman
Adam L. Niemur
Annabelle Nikolov
Nolan’s Roofing
Raymond & Marjorie Nordby
Timo P. Norring
North Bellingham Golf Course
North County Christ the King
North Star Grounds Care
The Northern Light
Northstar Stone & Landscape
Northwest Recycling Co., Inc.
Northwest School of Wooden
Northwest Washington Fair
John Nulton
Jackson Nung
Jeanne O’Connor
Old World Deli
Eric Olson
Bonnie & Edward Onyon
Robert & Alvina Osborne
Janet Ott
The Oyster Bar
Pacific Building Center
Pacific Paint & Decorating, Inc.
Pacific Trim & Floor Supply
Carly Palady
Robert & Margaret Palmieri
Pape Material Handling
John & Vicki Paradis
Park Bowl
Paso del Norte
Jim & Gerri Passage
Paulson Financial Services
Geri Payne
David Peebles & Mary Rausch
Peoples Bank
Noel & Joan Pfundt
Philip Services Corp.
Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery
Ronald & Janis Pierce
Patricia & Gordon Pierson
Pizza Factory
Charlotte Plog
Point Roberts Press
Pollock Trust (Lawrence & Donna)
Edward & Kimball Poplawski
Jeanette L. Potter
Sigrid E. Powers
PR Petroleum dba Can-Am
Charlotte Pros
Puget Sound Energy
Pure Bliss Desserts
Purple Smile Wines
Miguel & Beatriz Ramos
Karma Reavis
Rector’s Vacuum, Inc.
Red Mountain Wellness
Mona & Karl Reineking
Ria T. Rekers
Kirsten & Derrick Rekstad
Tasha Repp
Larry & Marilyn Richardson
Mike & Patrice Roberts
Roger Jobs Motors, Inc.
Jay & Carmen Rollins
Agnes R. Roorda
James & Cherryl Rothenbuhler
Alice & Rodolph Rowe
David & Kaela Ruble
Rusty Wagon
S & W Rock Products, LLC
Alan Kemble & Sally Albers
Samuel’s Furniture
San Juan Cruises
Melana Schimke & Scott Sandeno
Chris Sanders
Dominic Santangelo
Denice Saxman
Hilde Schaaf
Leah Schlegel
Dennis & Saralee Schneck
Mark Schofield & Michelle Burkhart
Pat & Carol Schuette
Harold & Maryanne Scott
Catherine & Scott Seemann
Kimberli & Dan Shea
Henry Shearer
Davielle Shelman
Colleen Shelton
Heather Shepherd
Judith & Douglas Shepherd
Law Offices of Douglas R.
Shrimp Shack
Kris Siemion
Rick & Shari Sievers
Signs By Tomorrow
Silver Reef Hotel Casino & Spa
Simple Box Storage
Christine C. Simpson
Sajan Singh & Resham Kaur
Mary Sleeper
Gail Smedley
Daryl Smiley
Alden & Eunice Smith
Gregory Lindon Smith
Janice A. Smith
Madeleine & Robert Smith
Smuggler’s Inn Bed and Breakfast
Solutions Electrical Contracting,
Lindsay Spencer
Karen Ssebanakitta
St. James Presbyterian Church
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
St. Peter Social Action
Sharon & Daniel Stahl
Starkenburg Shavings
John & Alexandra Starr
Starvin’ Sam’s
State of Washington
Lyndia Wurthman & Stephanie
Sterk Dairy of Whatcom County Inc.
Sterling Savings Bank
Douglas & Patricia Sterrett
Elke Stevens
Helga S. Stoner
Kevin Stray & Kristi Johnson
Robert & Patricia Styer
Kevin Subers & Shannon Smythe
Summit Framing
Sunset Storage
Superfeet Worldwide, Inc.
Leslie Ann & Joseph Svoboda
David & Sara Swisher
Dennis & Laurel Taubel
Chad & Jennifer Thomas
Christy & James Thompson
Jill & James Thompson
Hillary Thomsen
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Mount Baker
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Hal Thurston & Mary Swenson
Timothy 618 Foundation
Marian & Richard Tobias
Gary & Renate Tomsic
Dan Toperosky
Emily Wagnitz & Dominic Tracy
Tree Frog Night Inn
Kenneth Trupp
Keith and Lori Turley
Turner Photographics
TVK Plumbing
Keith & Beth Tyne
United Way of Spokane County
The Upfront Theatre
Javier Uribe
Timothy & Karen Vail
Vander Griend Lumber
Pinky Vargas
Patricia J. Vavrick
Dennis & June Veith
Ken & Karen Ver Burg
Village Books
Vine Maple Acres
VIS Seafoods
Visitors Guide
Vital Choice Seafood
Dr. Marcia Vodicka
Lance & Paige Wagter
Jacklyn Walsh
Donald & Ann Walter
Walton Beverage
Jodell Chapman & Bernell
Christine Wasserman
Nancy Waters
Kenneth & Susan Watjen
David & Vicki Weeks
Bob & Christine Weisel
Zack Welch & Allison Carie
Sharon & Jonathan Weldon
Western Refinery Services,
Western Solar
Westin Hotels
Westside Building Supply
Whatcom County Fire District No. 7
Whatcom Educational Credit Union
Whatcom Gutter
Whatcom Volunteer Center
Lynne Wheeler
Cathy White
Charles & Linda Whitmore
Karen Whitney
Holly & Daniel Whittle
Larry & Charlotte Wickkiser
Tresa Wiggins
Javari & Angela Wilder
Rachel Wilkowski
Dennis & Robin Williams
Evelyn Williams
Leslie Williams
Vaughn & Corinna Wine
Robert G. Witherspoon
Women Sharing Hope
Ken & Andrea Wood
The Woods Coffee
Yeager’s Sporting Goods
Sharon Yonally
Don & LeAnn Young
Veleta & Chester Young
Wayne & Dorothy Young
Wayne C. Youngquist
Young’s Appraisal Inc.
Zen Dog
Zoog’s Caveman Cookin’
Financial Report
= 4%
= 4.1%
Initiative = .04%
Businesses =
Foundations & Grants =
Individuals = 7.7%
Principal =
Home Sales = $270,082
Mortgage/Principal = $121, 760
Foundations/Grants = $94,690
Businesses - $86,246
Individuals - $52,039
Events = $27,720
Churches = $26,771
Programs = $542,108
Management/General = $65,026
Fundraising = $88,606
Management/General =
Fundraising =
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