Through Shelter, We Empower

Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.

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Through Shelter,
We Empower

Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.


A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Our Story

Founded in 1998 by community members who recognized the need for affordable housing, Habitat for Humanity of Island County has grown from a small community affiliate to a county-wide organization.

Through partnerships with businesses, churches, civic organizations, military service members, and community members, Island County Habitat has provided decent, affordable homeownership to more than 50 local families. Dozens of struggling homeowners have been able to safely remain in their homes because of the critical repairs performed by our dedicated staff and volunteers.

Support from the Island County Community is what fuels our efforts. Generosity in the form of monetary gifts, volunteer support at build sites and in the stores, donations of household items and furniture to our stores, and participation on our Board of Directors and committees are just some of the ways our community helps families in need of decent, affordable housing. 

Help Families Thrive

Board of Directors

Gary Wray


Jennifer Hunt

Vice Chairperson

Carrie Potter


Carron Chernobieff


Brian Hunt


Melissa McCumber


Julia Price


Bruce Petrozza


Administrative Staff

Orin Kolaitis

Chief Executive Officer

Erik Mann

Family Services Manager

Karen Lane

Finance Administrator

Scott Givens

Construction Manager

Kathy Blair

Resource Development Manager

Habitat Stores

Tony Persson

Director of Store Operations

Oak Harbor Store

Patrick Ford

Store Manager

Brier Cooley

Store Associate

Angelica Butler

Store Associate

Zachary Heefler

Store Associate

Freeland Store

Rocky Hall

Store Associate

Jeremy Suttles

Store Associate

Trevor Snow

Store Associate

Henry Booth

Store Associate

Lawrence Douglas

Store Associate

Colby Brasher

Store Associate

Non-proselytizing policy

Habitat for Humanity and its affiliate organizations will not proselytize. Nor will Habitat work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with Habitat. This means that Habitat will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith.