Volunteer Spotlight: Jake Jacobs

Jake Jacobs, a regular volunteer at our Brooklyn Pines community, moves at an inspiring pace. His gentle, friendly demeanor may be the first thing noticed about him, but it’s his... Read More >

Volunteer Spotlight: Marcia McKean

Lending a voice to affordable housing When Marcia McKean moved back to Portland after living in Italy, she discovered a different city than the one she left nine years before….

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jean Rychlik

After moving to Portland from Denmark, like many newcomers, Jean Rychlik was struck by the number of people she saw living on the streets. After all, as a licensed Realtor®... Read More >

Volunteer Spotlight: Jessica Hewitt

Look within any business, big or small, and you’ll find it’s comprised of people who live in and care about their community. Inspired by this idea, Jessica Hewitt, Vice President…

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Volunteer Spotlight: James Burnham

  The Pacific Crest Trail spans from the US-Mexico border to British Columbia, winding its way through the rugged peaks and valleys of California, Oregon and Washington. James Burnham—a Habitat…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Carole Hedstrom

Carole Hedstrom’s warm smile is a welcoming beacon to volunteers as they arrive at Habitat’s Brooklyn Pines build site in SE Portland. As a volunteer site host, Carole ensures that…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bob Bailey

After a long career spent as a doctor practicing internal medicine in Gresham, Bob Bailey’s retirement was right around the corner. He remembered chatting with a patient about Habitat for…

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Lending a Hand, Near and Far

Jene Cates may be a new face on the build site here in Portland, but her experience with Habitat for Humanity spans years, states and even countries. It was nearly…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Aaron Good

Aaron Good’s first day volunteering on the build site may have been the worst weather he’s seen yet—pouring rain and 33 degrees in January of 2016, it was a tangible reminder that Habitat builds houses…

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