Donations fund new Habitat home

PORT TOWNSEND — Four long-time Habitat for Humanity supporters and numerous community members raised $70,158 to build a home in the Habitat neighborhood of Birkenfeld Community.

Habitat supporters Rick and Debbie Zajicek, and Nils Pedersen and Joyce Francis put up $35,000 and an invitation to the community to match that amount.

Two hundred community members banded together, raising $35,158.

Due to the success of the fundraiser, construction can begin next month, Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County said in a news release.

The four supporters wanted to make it possible for anyone to feel they could take part in building the next Habitat home, according to the release.

The majority of the work on the house will be accomplished by community volunteers and the future homeowner.

Volunteers not only build homes, but they provide lunch, treats and other forms of support during the construction process, according to the news release.

Habitat is accepting applications for both homeownership and repair programs.

For more information, or to apply for either program, call 360-379-2827 or email [email protected]

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