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  • Keeping Organized with ShareMyToolbox

    Keeping Organized with ShareMyToolbox

    Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East implements the best modern practices from the building industry to improve our delivery of affordable homes. One recent best practice we picked up is a tool tracking system. This system helps us organize our tool inventory and makes it easier to find and track tools in use at our build […]
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Maribeth Berg

    Volunteer Spotlight: Maribeth Berg

    During tax season, Maribeth Berg is the friend to keep on speed dial. A retired tax CPA from the Midwest, Maribeth has recently started volunteering behind-the-scenes in our finance department. After a career crunching numbers, she is able to breeze through day-to-day accounting tasks and will soon be helping with the implementation of new accounting […]
  • A Homeowner Finds Community Through Habitat

    A Homeowner Finds Community Through Habitat

    When Judith Sosa Carcoma first approached Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East for help, she was worried. She held a letter from her insurance company notifying her that if she was not able to make repairs to her home, her coverage would be canceled. The roof needed to be replaced and several tree branches hung precariously […]
  • A Mexican Pacific Paradise Awaits

    A Mexican Pacific Paradise Awaits

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Gary Jergensen

    Volunteer Spotlight: Gary Jergensen

    From international builds in Costa Rica, Romania and numerous U.S. cities, to volunteering weekly at our Helensview build site, Gary Jergensen has traveled near and far in the name of Habitat for Humanity. Through Global Village trips, Gary and his wife are able to experience different cultures through the eyes and hands of the locals. […]
  • Sweat Equity Inspires Career in Construction Management

    Sweat Equity Inspires Career in Construction Management

    Duc and his mother lived in a small, one-bedroom apartment in NE Portland. Inside that small bedroom were two beds: one for Duc and one for his mom. Privacy was a huge issue for Duc. He often slept out in the living room so that his mom could have the bedroom to herself. The cramped […]
  • Largest Habitat ReStore Opens in Gresham

    Largest Habitat ReStore Opens in Gresham

    NOW OPEN – the Gresham ReStore! You can’t imagine how exciting it was to make that announcement this summer. We’ve opened the doors of the largest Habitat ReStore in the Northwest. Why the big deal? Last year, the combined sales of ReStores in Portland, Beaverton and Vancouver funded the building of 15 Habitat homes. With […]
  • Our New Strategic Plan + Hiring Chief Operating Officer

    Our New Strategic Plan + Hiring Chief Operating Officer

    This year Habitat launched a bold 2017-2021 strategic plan that outlines our goals for tripling the number of people we serve in order to address the growing housing crisis in the Portland metro region. Habitat’s work is more vital in our community than ever before. To meet our city’s new demands, we must work in […]
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Leslie Johnson

    Volunteer Spotlight: Leslie Johnson

    The foundation for lot twelve, Women Build’s thirteenth full home sponsorship, was newly dry when Leslie Johnson arrived ready to work. A Habitat volunteer for the past year, Leslie has framed walls, built stairs and hauled “hundreds” of wheelbarrows full of dirt and gravel—all with a friendly smile. When the opportunity arose to volunteer as […]
  • New Gresham ReStore Opening Soon

    New Gresham ReStore Opening Soon

    The newest Habitat for Humanity ReStore is opening very soon in Gresham. Habitat’s fourth store in the Portland Metro region will be the largest in the Northwest with 27,650 square feet of space to sell new and used furniture and building supplies. “We are trying to support the community. It’s not about making money, it’s about […]

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