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  • 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 […]
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Jeanette Thomas

    Volunteer Spotlight: Jeanette Thomas

    Jeanette Thomas has seen firsthand the incredible need there is for decent, affordable housing in Portland. A financial supporter of Habitat since moving to Portland in 1997, she recently decided to give in a different way: as a volunteer. “I volunteer because I believe that I need to give back to my community and because […]
  • How to triple your impact through Employee Matching Gift Programs

    How to triple your impact through Employee Matching Gift Programs

    What are corporate matching gift programs? Have you made a donation to Habitat in the last twelve months? You may be able to double or triple the impact of your donation if your company has a corporate matching gift program! Corporate matching gift programs are charitable giving programs set up by corporations in which the […]
  • Volunteer Spotlight: Garry Schuman

    Volunteer Spotlight: Garry Schuman

    After volunteering weekly for over a year, this past January dedicated regular Garry Schuman opted for a new kind of Habitat experience. Leaving Portland’s gray skies behind, Garry joined Habitat staff, board members, friends and spouses on his first Global Village volunteer trip to our sister affiliate in sunny Guaymango, El Salvador. Over the course […]

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