Ground Breaking Ceremony at Patten Park

Angie Lyons, VISTA Communications Coordinator
Evergreen Habitat for Humanity
(360) 737-1759

Evergreen Habitat announces ground breaking ceremony for the last of seven homes in Patten Park


VANCOUVER, Wash., July 20, 2011 — The public is invited to attend the ground breaking ceremony for the seventh and final home to be built by Evergreen Habitat for Humanity in the Patten Park development. The ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. Lindsay Griffin and her three children:  Dakota, 6, Dajah, 3, and Pacino, 5, have been selected to own the home after Habitat volunteers complete construction.

The ground breaking will be held at the site of the home; 7009 NE 98th Ave., Vancouver, WA. A family introduction will be followed by a ground blessing prayer and refreshments. Wells Fargo sponsored the home and pledged volunteer hours towards its completion.

“I would like to thank Evergreen Habitat for Humanity for helping me realize my dream of owning a home,” Griffin said. “Knowing my children and I will have a place that we can call home is something I’ll never be able to express enough gratitude for.”

The Griffin home will be one of three homes Evergreen Habitat will begin construction on in 2011. In addition to several single home sites, the Patten Park subdivision is Evergreen Habitat’s second development in Clark County. Following the construction of the three homes, Evergreen Habitat will actively seek new build sites in greater Clark County.

Since 1991, Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has worked to improve living conditions for low-income Clark County residents. The non-profit organization works in partnership with people in need from all walks of life to develop communities by building safe, affordable housing. Homes are sold at no profit with a zero percent interest rate mortgage after the partner families complete their sweat equity hours.

For more information, contact Evergreen Habitat for Humanity at 360-737-1759 or email