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We hope you enjoy reading about the highlights of Evergreen Habitat for Humanity this month.  As always we greatly appreciate your support of our affiliate where we continue to build safe and affordable housing for our hard working, low income families.  If you would like to find out how you can help, please visit for more information.

The Griffins selected as partner family for 1st Women's Build home


Lindsay Griffin with daughters Dakota, 6; Dajah, 3; and son Pacino, 4.

Lindsay Griffin is no stranger to service; she works regularly with community organizations. As a volunteer, she has been involved with Race for a Cure, The American Red Cross and Girl Scouts of America. At U.S. Bank where Lindsay works as a merchant teller, she schedules the company's blood drives every three months. 


The Griffin family is one of three families selected to receive Evergreen Habitat's 2011 homes. The Patten Park residence will be Evergreen Habitat's first ever Women's Build home. The self-described "leader" will put her service skills to use to complete her 300 "sweat equity" hours, working with all-women construction crews to complete her home.


Lindsay Griffin continued

Habitat board begins new termRiley

Board elects Susan Riley as president 


Susan Riley

Susan Riley

On January 5, 2011, the new executive team for Evergreen Habitat for Humanity's board of directors assumed their roles. Susan Riley was selected as this year's EHFH Board President.


Susan works as an interior designer at DeWils Interiors and plans to bring her attention to detail and emphasis on communication to her new position.


Susan understands that the upcoming year will bring some changes to Evergreen Habitat for Humanity. Still, she believes that it is important to focus on Habitat's ongoing mission of working in partnership with low-income Clark County residents to provide "a hand up, not a hand out."


Susan believes, "An organization is like a dinner party; you can put a new tablecloth on the table, you can have new china and you can serve up some new dishes with fresh ingredients but don't forget why you gathered."


Susan has served on the board of Evergreen Habitat for Humanity for two years. In addition to her work with Habitat's executive and church relations committees, Susan was last year's Board Secretary.


Evergreen Habitat would also like to officially welcome Board Vice President, Justin Myers and Treasurer, Brad Eriksen and Secretary Linda Reid to Evergreen Habitat's 2011 executive team.

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Meet a 2011 Partner Family
Board Begins New Term
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Edgar Hartley

James Newton

Michael Brown

Lonnie Housden

Lisa Mikkelson

Rose Malik

Julie DellaValle

Audrey Stekhuizen

Laura Cook

Susan Hathaway

Douglas Pike

Gordon Anderson

Diana Javenes

Donna Perry

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Board of Directors

Susan Riley - President
Justin Myers - Vice President
Brad Eriksen - Treasurer
Linda Reid - Secretary
Don Adams - Director
Bill Bryant- Director
Tony Hodge - Director
Melisa Murguia - Director
Jennifer Ramsay - Director
Larry Scherer - Director
Brenda Tiefenthaler - Director

Executive Director
Kristina Aitchison

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Dakota, Dajah and Pacino Griffin

Next December, Lindsay and her three children; Dakota, 6, Pacino, 4, and Dajah, 3, will be moving out of their overcrowded two-bedroom rental and into her new home located in the Orchards area of Vancouver.


Not only is Linday's current two-bedroom home cramped for the family of four, the home has had ongoing problems with mold which pose a health risk to her young children.


"The mold is a problem because it aggravates my son's athsma," Lindsay told Evergreen Habitat. 


Though she has quite a bit of work ahead of her in the upcoming months, Lindsay is excited to be a homeowner and grateful to Habitat and its nearly 800 volunteers.


"I want thank Evergreen Habitat and all of their supporters," said Lindsay. "This is truly a dream come true".



Habitat Board Begins New Term


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