Born in Coupeville, WA, Bonnie Patterson is a Whidbey Island native.  Her son Darian is a Sophomore at Oak Harbor High School and is very active in sports.  He is on the Oak Harbor High School Football, Basketball, and Track team.  Her daughter Amaya, is a 5 year old Kindergartner, and loves to learn.  Bonnie is a single mother who works full time to provide for her children.  She loves living in Oak Harbor and loves the wonderful people in this community.  She is extremely grateful for Habitat for Humanity and is very excited to build a better life for her and her children.  “It is going to be hard work with a lot of sweat involved, but that is what is so wonderful about this opportunity.  I have always worked hard for everything I have and I am just so thankful!”



Cassy Cooley was born and raised in Oak Harbor, Washington. She grew up with two older brothers and a younger sister. She spent most of her adolescence involved in the youth football cheer program. She then went on to cheer and compete with the Oak Harbor High School cheer team. After graduation she went to college in Nampa, Idaho. After a year and half in Nampa she decided that Idaho was not for her and moved back home. Although her family has moved off Whidbey Island, she chose to stay. Cassy loves Oak Harbor and the sound of jet noise.  She has spent the last 10 years working for Diamond Rentals. Cassy would like to thank Habitat for making it possible to finally own her own home.



Gail Klebold has lived on Whidbey Island since April 1994. In 1995, she had her first daughter, Meaghan, and then in 2000, she had her second daughter, Bryanna. The idea of raising her children on Whidbey gave her the feeling of security, as she is a single mom. Gail has worked locally as an administrative professional since 2001. She and her daughters are active with the Island Church Of Whidbey located in Langley. Gail, Meaghan and Bryanna would like to thank Habitat for making it possible for them to finally be able to own their own home.


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Having lived here all her life, Oak Harbor is the one place Heather Czlapinski feels at home. In 2011, she welcomed her son Preston, who has proven to be a true blessing. Heather is happy to have her family close by, she has a great job at a local real estate office, well established roots, and a feels real sense of community on Whidbey Island. So as a single mom, raising her son here is a high priority. Heather & Preston would like to thank Habitat for this wonderful opportunity to finally own a home of their own in this community.

hidemi dettman

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Hidemi Dettman and her children, Shaun and Sarah, moved to Oak Harbor from Japan, where she was born and raised. They came shortly after the 2011 earthquake in hopes of restarting her life after separating from her husband. Coming from devastation, they brought very little with them, and faced much hardship as they tried to find a way to survive. Hidemi struggles to find work due to her language barrier and lack of high school education, while Shaun is trying to find resources to begin his college life. Fortunately, they met many generous and welcoming people who helped them find the resources necessary to continue living on Whidbey, to include Habitat.  Hidemi and her children currently volunteer at Spin Café, cooking meals twice a week for others in need in order to repay the community which helped her get back on her feet.

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