Building affordable homes in
Nez Perce and Asotin Counties since 1991
April 2022
Nonprofit organizations worldwide depend on volunteers to facilitate the lion's share of the work they do. Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the world are no different. Here at L-C Valley Habitat for Humanity, we rely on volunteers to help staff our ReStore, run our annual Pumpkin Patch, represent our organization at community events, serve in our administrative office, build and repair homes, and so much more. In 2021 we benefitted from the service of 188 volunteers who donated 5892 hours of their time, which is the equivalent of 2 full-time employees!

Volunteering is about giving, contributing to the community, making connections, and helping those less fortunate. People come to us as volunteers for a variety of reasons ranging from a need to be active after retirement, a desire to make a difference, school and community groups, and even court-ordered community service. Each of these individuals holds a special place in our organization and makes it possible for us to offer programs that contribute to our vision of a community and a world in which everyone has a decent place to live.

This year to celebrate National Volunteer Week, we want to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of our 188 volunteers. We will be hosting a BBQ on Saturday, April 23 from 11am to 2pm at our ReStore (1633 G St., Lewiston). Anyone who volunteered with us in 2021 or during the first part of 2022 is invited to join us.
Additionally, if you are interested in learning about current or upcoming volunteer opportunities, please stop by or click the button below. We would love to chat. If you are looking for a way to get involved in the community, we will find a place for you!

Julia Frey
Community Relations Manager

Home is the Key
Home is the Key (HITK) is a campaign designed to increase awareness about the importance of decent, safe, affordable homes AND raise funds to help support Habitat for Humanity programs.

Participating locations will collect donations at the registers by either selling "houses" or asking customers to "round up" their purchases. All donations stay here in the valley and go to L-C Valley Habitat for Humanity.
"Analysis shows that every year a child spends in a better environment improves that child's outcomes in adulthood in areas including pre-tax income, employment status, college attendance, teenage birthrates, and marital status."

To find out more visit:

Participating Locations:
Meet the Colvin Family
House 35 Future Homeowners!
Caidon, Donna, and Danika Colvin. (Aubiranna not pictured)
The family we selected for our 35th build has a housing need. Danika lives with her two children and her mom in a small trailer that is falling apart. The floor has holes as large as textbooks; in several places, is soft and feels like it will cave in. Water is leaking from the ceiling and under the sink. Danika tries to keep things clean, but the water rots the floors and ceilings. Before getting the trailer, Danika was homeless. At least the trailer is better than being homeless.
Danika works hard at her job, repaired her credit, saved as much as she could, and was ready to have a permanent home that was not falling down around her. She had nightmares of once more being homeless. In late February, we were pleased to inform Danika and her mom that they were the selected family for the next Habitat build. Since then, her nightmares have nearly stopped. She still has them, but not nightly.

Caidon, Danika’s son (pictured), said, “I never thought my mom would have her own home before I graduate. Or ever. We were gonna live in that trailer forever. But we will have one. Before I’m 18.”
Did you know?
Everyone deserves to live in a safe, comfortable home. National Fair Housing Month in April increases efforts to end housing discrimination and raises awareness of fair housing rights. The Fair Housing Act also celebrates its anniversary during April.

In 2018, the Fair Housing Act celebrated its 50th anniversary. Designed to protect Americans from discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on color, race, national origin and religion, the act later extended to sex, disability and family status.

Support an end to housing discrimination.
Construction Update
We are ready to begin building our 35th home here in the LC Valley. But first, we need to hire a construction manager to lead our teams of volunteers. To learn more visit Indeed. All applications must be submitted through Indeed.
Do you know someone who needs
critical repairs to their home?
Thank You City of Clarkston-
Clarkston Affordable Home Repair Partner
Kevin Poole, Public Works Director, Brian Grimm, Building Inspector,
Monika Lawrence, Mayor
"The City of Clarkston is pleased to be able to provide assistance to homeowners who find it a challenge to repair and update their homes. We partner with Habitat for Humanity and Washington State Department of Commerce to also install modifications for homeowners with disabilities so they can remain in their own homes. These comprehensive modifications are a low cost or no cost plan for homeowners and are all locally managed. Clarkston is proud to be helping our resident homeowners with viable solutions to improve their living conditions."

Monika Lawrence
Mayor, City of Clarkston
Closed on Sundays and Mondays
Help us clean out the basement! 
Everything in the basement is 50% off all month long as we look to remodel the basement.
This month we want to shine the spotlight on our volunteers! Volunteers are truly the lifeblood of any non-profit organization. This month I would like to focus on 2 in particular, Jon and Jerry. All of our donations are tested before going onto the floor. 

We keep them locked in the basement 😊 where they diligently conduct testing as a key cog in this machine we call the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. So thank you to Jon, Jerry and all of our volunteers! We literally couldn’t do it without you!
Thank you for your
in-kind donations
Thank you for the donations of office furniture and office supplies.
Thank you for your generous donation of assorted trim.
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2021 Board of Directors
Traci Birdsell, Vice-Chair
Caleb Carlyle, Treasurer
Rayla Carlyle
Dave Clark, Chair
Barbara Craigie
Scott Jordan
Kaare Norland
Becka Picchena
Sunshine Siebert, Secretary
Deb Snyder, Ex-Officio /Exec. Director
1242 Highland Ave, Clarkston, WA 99403
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admin Office Closed : Sat-Sun
 (509) 758-7396