Please contact Tom Dodt if you are interested in finding out more about Habitat for Humanity at

Habitat Photo

About Habitat for Humanity
For those that have never done a Habitat Build I am providing some high level notes here. No prior construction experience is necessary. Habitat will train you on the spot. No special tools or equipment are necessary. Again, Habitat will provide you with all the tools and instruction necessary. Some people feel comfortable with a hammer and power tools and some don’t. For those that do this build is likely to involve wall framing which is one of the most satisfying jobs in construction. For those that don’t feel confident with these kinds of tools – no problem! There is always painting, priming, sweeping, stacking, organizing and other kinds of work that may be more of a match for you. It all helps tackle the affordable housing crisis in the Seattle area.
For more information on Habitat click here:

Highland Terrace Project

We need help with home construction, staffing the Habitat stores and homeowner selection. BLN-R member’s experience make great volunteers. Please sign up for an opportunity of your choice here: Click to volunteer in Seattle/King County
Click here for information about HfH in Snohomish County

Habitat for Humanity building
Habitat for Humanity Team Raises the Roof!

Who We Are
Habitat for Humanity partners with people in your community, and all over the world, to help them build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With your support, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and for their families. Through our Strategic Plan, Habitat for Humanity will serve more people than ever before through decent and affordable housing.
The Habitat Team is initially providing content on this site primarily from the Seattle-King County affiliate. Similar content for the Snohomish and Pierce County Habitat affiliates is already being gathered to share here in the near future.
Click here to see 5 Things You Might Not Know about Habitat for Humanity


Habitat for Humanity Stores in King County: Stores are now open!
Click here for store information

Donate: Habitat stores gladly accept donations of household items at their various stores (Puget Sound and around the country). The donations help Habitat build decent, affordable housing.


  • Appliances
  • Cabinets, Doors, Flooring, Windows, Building Materials
  • Electrical, Lighting, Plumbing Fixtures
  • Home Decor, Furniture
  • Yard and Garden Materials

We ask that all donations be in resalable condition with no rips, tears, stains, or pet hair, and no repairs needed. Donations can be brought to the store or an appointment may be made for pickup. Click here to schedule a pick-up On days that we will be picking up your items, we ask that the items be located outside your home, as we cannot enter your home due to insurance restrictions.
Shop: New and gently used building materials, tools, hardware, appliances, and furniture at amazing discounted prices.
We have also launched an online store for your convenience: Click here for online store information
Now shop online for your favorite Habitat Store items! Every purchase funds Habitat for Humanity’s affordable housing and repair projects right here in our community. Check out our Facebook page which is regularly updated with great deals! *Items go fast! Items posted on Facebook may not be representative of current items for sale. Please check with each store for items you would like to buy.*


BLNR Habitat for Humanity Coordinator:
Tom Dodt
(Tom’s biography)

Habitat for Humanity Contacts

Name Role E-mail
Tom Dodt HfH-BLNR Board
Caroline Keck Seattle/King County
Tracey Sorenson Pierce County
Karisa Lee Snohomish County


Previous Events/Newsletters:
BLNR Build Day in Lake City
Date: Sept 23, 2020 (Wed)
Event Coordinator: Tom Dodt
Women Build
Date: Oct 3 (Sat) – Oct 10, 2020 (Sat)
Event Coordinator:
Project Description: click here for info
Habitat for Humanity Information Session
Date: Nov 20, 2020 (Fri)
Event Coordinator: Tom Dodt
   ◈ Briefing Slides Part 1
   ◈ Briefing Slides Part 2
   ◈ Briefing Slides Part 3
BLN-R/Habitat for Humanity Meeting – March 3, 2021
Seattle King County Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Newsletter
Click here for progress reports and volunteer opportunities
BLNR Build Day in Lake City
Date: May 26, 2021 (Wed)
Event Coordinator: Tom Dodt
   ◈ Click here for info
Habitat for Humanity Luncheon (raised 1.6 million dollars!!)
Date: June 3, 2021 (Thur)
Event Coordinator: Tom Dodt
   ◈ Click here for info
BLNR and Habitat for Humanity take safety very seriously and additional health and sanitation steps have been taken around COVID-19 to ensure a safe and healthy environment. A mask is required at all times while volunteering onsite.
BLNR Build Day in Renton
Date: July 16, 2021 (Fri)
Event Coordinator: Tom Dodt
   ◈ Click here for info
Second BLNR Build Day in Renton
Date: August 26, 2021 (Thu)
Event Coordinator: Tom Dodt