– “Fifty homes and counting for Thurston County’s South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity”
“South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity is about to embark on a milestone when it completes its 50th home since the organization came to Thurston County in 1989.”
“That’s how far the organization has come in the past 26 years. It also employs 20, operates two stores that sell recycled building materials, and recently expanded into a former Dollar Tree store in west Olympia. That site is both a store and the administrative offices for Habitat for Humanity. Another store is in Yelm.
‘A store is the engine that fuels the machine,’ longtime Executive Director Curt Andino said, still passionate about the transformative power of owning a home and excited about where the stores are taking the nonprofit.
The Olympia and Yelm stores generated gross revenue of more than $1 million in the organization’s most recent fiscal year, Andino said, enough to fund the construction of two homes at Wood’s Glen [Lacey],” by Rolf Boone, The Olympian.
Yelm Habitat for Humanity Store
412 Yelm Ave East
Yelm, WA 98597
Phone: 360-956-3456 ext. 3