Congratulations to Alyssa and her family on their new Habitat home! 

Thank you to Angie Hufford from Bethel Church for blessing the home on March 19th, and thank you to our community partners for helping to make Alyssa's dream a reality:
Martha's Cupboard
Second Harvest Tri-Cities
Cathy Belcher
Bethel Quilters
Tri-Tech Skills Center
National Association of Women In Construction Chapter 192
Eastlake Tri-Cities
Women Helping Women FTC
All City Closet Co.
Kennewick Home Depot
HOME - A Thoughtful Goodbye From Grant Writer, Natalie Curfman
When I think about Habitat the first word that comes to my mind is “Home.” Home – so many thoughts, feelings, and images come to mind. Basics like having a place to prepare food and eat, drink clean water, bathe, do laundry, a place to rest. Also, things like being together with the people I love, sharing good times with friends, and comfort during hard times. It’s a launching pad for education and work. So many good things happen at home. These good things wouldn’t happen for Habitat homeowners without you, our team members, and partners!

Habitat homeowners come from all backgrounds and faiths but it’s interesting to me in my Christian walk that the idea of “Home” is used to create a picture of what Jesus wants to build in me!

The first part of all Habitat homes we build is the foundation. It lays a solid place on which the whole home rests. Without the foundation, our homes would crumble in on themselves. I Corinthians 3:11 says “For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” I am glad I do not provide my own foundation because I often crumble under life’s anxieties and pressures.

When I think about my home, I want to build it in my own way, on my own timing, and I want it to look my own way. That doesn’t leave much flexibility. I rush around treating my family harshly as I accomplish “My” vision of “My” house. Instead, I need to focus on the building materials God has given to me. No, not wood, nails, and sheetrock but, building blocks of “love joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5: 22-23. 

I think the most beautiful picture is that of a complete home – roof and all! In it I am safe. Safe from life’s anxieties, safe from danger, safe from my own destructive tendencies. I can rest in God’s home of protection. “For in the day of trouble He will keep me safe in His dwelling.” Psalm 27:5. Whew! It’s not all up to me! I can rest in Him.

As you provide volunteer time and donations for our Habitat homeowners to enjoy their earthly homes, also consider the “Home” that Jesus is building in me and in you.

I have greatly enjoyed my time as a grant writer for Habitat, although I’m moving on to a full-time job at Yakima Union Gospel Mission I am excited to see all the great things Habitat is doing here in the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla. I look forward to meeting you at a future home dedication!

All my best, Natalie Curfman
Alvina St Lot #7 – Our first home of seven homes planned on Alvina Street, this home is nearly complete. We will be installing countertops and completing the inside finish work in the next two weeks. Then we will paint, install irrigation, and lay sod – all in time for a dedication on April 23rd. 
Alvina St Lot #6 – We are scheduled to dedicate this home on June 11th. We will begin installing drywall at the beginning of April and should be moving on to floors by the end of the month.
Alvina St Lot #5 – Tri-Tech will complete the exterior of this home after their Spring Break. We will focus on the inside in mid-April, while the drywall finishers are hard at work at 1504 Alvina. We are planning to turn this home over to its new owners at the end of June.
Alvina St Lot #4 – Framing is almost complete on this home, and the trusses will be delivered soon. Tri-Tech will complete installing trusses, roofing, and siding in April. This home will be complete in the early fall.
Alvina St Lots #2 & 3 – Foundations are dug on these two homes. Footings, stem walls, and slabs will be poured in the next two weeks. We expect Tri-Tech to begin framing 1410 Alvina in May, with just enough time for them to complete their portion of the exterior work before the school year ends.
~Walla Walla~
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