AmeriCorps Profile- Aaron Olsen

AmeriCorps Profile- Aaron Olsen

Aaron Olsen has long been an advocate for the poor and underprivileged.   When he was a mental health case manager for homeless persons in Ogden, Utah, Aaron saw firsthand how supported housing can stabilize families and provide an escape from poverty. “A...

Gold Bar 2 Construction Update 8/30/19

Solid effort over the last several weeks are bringing us to the conclusion of Step 3 – Structure/Dry-in, and at the same time completing activities required in Step 4 – Systems/Rough-in. During the August 17 Saturday build Builder’s Club regulars...
Build Report – Gold Bar 2 – 8/16/19

Build Report – Gold Bar 2 – 8/16/19

Another day of solid progress on the Gold Bar 2 site! Twelve builders donated close to one hundred hours, pushing forward in a number of areas: Shiner Patrol took a final pass on roof nailing and found a few shiners which we pulled and re-nailed. We also, after...
Gold Bar 2 Construction Update 8/7/19

Gold Bar 2 Construction Update 8/7/19

Many thanks, builders, for a productive week at Gold Bar 2. Twelve builders started Wednesday morning, July 31. The house wrap team got started while others helped get trusses lifted into place and ready for installation. By lunch time the house wrap crew had...

Gold Bar 2 Construction Update 7/24/19

We had a productive and quiet day on-site Wednesday, August 24th. Primary activity was installing peel-and-stick Vycor house wrap, a donation from Grace Building Products. After a little practice the house wrap team was delivering good clean sheets with on-target...

Thanks to WCC Builders!

A big thank you to a crew of builders from the Washington Conservation Corps. The five builders, normally working to restore Snohomish Co. wetlands and rivers, chose Monday to serve Habitat Families. They built some important display fixtures for the Smokey Point...
AmeriCorps Profile- Bridget Patterson

AmeriCorps Profile- Bridget Patterson

Bridget is passionate about serving people and the environment. After high school she attended a few years of college while working full time in Columbus, Ohio.  Although she received good grades, she was unsure of where she wanted her schooling to take...
AmeriCorps Profile- Shelby Brewster

AmeriCorps Profile- Shelby Brewster

Two weeks after graduating with a degree in geology from Ohio State University, Shelby Brewster packed her life into a small sedan and headed west for an AmeriCorps trail crew position in Idaho. Shelby had an amazing experience; nature was her office and she had the...

Gold Bar 2 – first (informal) build

Needed to get a fence up across the Gold Bar property on Saturday 8/4. Some campers reportedly using our land to access May Creek (on the W prop line). Also met more neighbors in the immediate neighborhood. Warm welcome as we plan to build on the last undeveloped lot...