A Blaine man and small business owner has been appointed to the new board of directors for the Whatcom County chapter of Habitat For Humanity (HFH).
Ken Peck, owner of Dakota Creek Winery in Blaine, served on the Blaine Habitat Task Force, which oversaw the construction on HFH’s recently completed home on Bayview Avenue.
Tiffany Bergsma-Evans, president of the board of directors, said Peck has proven to be an excellent advocate for local, low-income families living in substandard conditions. Peck, retired from the U.S. Customs service, has been a long-time resident of Blaine. “My goal is to see the Blaine and Birch Bay communities build one home per year,” he said. “We have many hard working and deserving families in need.”
Peck was appointed along with Lynden resident Kelly Gustafson, a real estate loan and financial services officer with more than eight years of experience with People’s Bank.
The Whatcom County chapter of HFH is a locally governed organization that builds affordable homes for very low-income Whatcom County residents living in poverty conditions. The organization sells the homes built at cost to the families and finances the sale with a zero interest mortgage loan. For more information about or to volunteer, call 360/715-9170 or visit www.hfhwhatcom.org