Building in Nez Perce and Asotin Counties since 1991
May 2020
We Build Strength, Stability & Self-reliance
Habitat Highlights
Habitat for Humanity and COVID-19
During this time of social distancing and COVID-19, Habitat for Humanity is still hard at work, pursuing many avenues to move forward our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

For many families, those who were already struggling with a need for decent and affordable housing, their daily lives have only become more challenging. For others, those who find themselves affected by the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the future is newly uncertain. These are the families who now more than ever need the hand up that we can provide. Even in these times — especially in these times — we continue to work tirelessly toward our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

As we follow the guidance of public health officials to safeguard our volunteers and the families we serve, we have closed the store and administrative office to the public on 3/26. We exchanged our hammers for headsets, and we carry on through Zoom meetings :).

However, we are getting ready to open soon:

Stores Opens Tuesday, May 12
  • Resuming regular hours - Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm
  • Pickup or delivery will resume twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Store employees and volunteers will wear masks and gloves

Construction & Home Repair Begins in June
  • Will be starting on our fourth home in the Hope subdivision, located in the Lewiston Orchards
  • Pending grant funding, will launch an Affordable Home Repair program- more to follow in June newsletter
  • Construction Manager will coordinate a limited number of volunteers on-site as needed
  • Masks and gloves will be worn

Administrative Office Opens Tuesday, May 12
  • Volunteers and paid staff will practice social distancing and regularly clean work areas
  • Volunteers and staff will conduct meetings through Zoom, when possible

May the turbulence of these days bind us to each other and to our shared mission, which is more important now than it ever has been. Together, we are better. Together, we will get through this. And together, we will build again soon.

Stay well and safe,
L-C Valley Habitat for Humanity, Executive Director
Store News
I want to sincerely thank all the customers and staff that have been dedicated to the Habitat Store during these recent trying times. From those customers calling to see if we are open/ re-opening soon, to those of you who were diligent in making sure that Habitat for Humanity was your first choice in giving to and being patient with us in doing so.

I want to say thank you to the employees who waited patiently to return to work and responded happily at the chance to return to be able to serve our customers again. And last, but not least, a heartfelt thank you to our volunteers. They give so much of their time and ask nothing from us. These past few weeks have been hard on everyone, but I am happy that we will all be able to return to our store soon and work on helping our community become stronger and better than it was before.

Darrell Chastain
L-C Valley Habitat for Humanity, Store Manager
Volunteer Spotlight
Dottie Harmon started working in the administrative office last fall though Rural Resources, a Washington state agency that helps residents of Northeastern Washington help themselves and each other through education, resources and support.

Currently, Dottie works as a nursing assistant at Disability Action Center and still volunteers two days a week in the Habitat office. Dottie is also busy schooling her son Aiden, who is in third grade. What Dottie's enjoys most about volunteering at Habitat is finding ways to help people in need. We have missed Dottie's smile and big heart in the office and look forward to her return in May!
FUN FACT: In 2019, we had 111 volunteered give a total of 4,244 hours in service
We are BLESSED with volunteers!
Advocacy Update
Habitat for Humanity does more than build. We also advocate to change policies and systems to improve access to adequate affordable housing. We are still using our voices to passionately advocate for affordable housing and to help bring awareness to the role that housing plays in health, education, financial stability and the viability of thriving communities. 

Remote volunteer opportunities available.
Call Deb at 208.792.7568 or email for more details.
2020 Board of Directors
Jeremy Weeks, Chair
Dave Clark, Vice Chair
Andrew Steiner, Secretary
Sunshine Siebert, Treasurer
Lori Gaskill
Mike Moscrip
Matt White
Deb Snyder, Ex-Officio Member/
Executive Director
1242 Highland Ave, Clarkston, WA 99403
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed : Sat-Sun
 (509) 758-7396