Bob and Louise Triggs were facing some serious challenges in their home when they decided to apply for the Critical Home Repair program at Habitat for Humanity of Island County. Louise, who needs to use a wheelchair some of the time, had a hard time getting up and down the steps leading to the front door. The heating in the home had broken down and been removed, leaving the Triggs’ to rely on a pellet stove for heat in the winter, and some of the siding on their home had come loose.

The Critical Home Repair team, led by Construction Manager Scott Givens with help from volunteers Dean Faris and Mark Morris, stepped in to help. In a short time a ramp was built to allow Louise to easily enter and leave the home, a new heating system was installed, and that loose siding will no longer flap in the wind now that is secured.

Bob and Louise were so happy they sent us this note:

“Thank you for all you did for us. Habitat for Humanity is Top Notch. Scott, your construction manager, is the Best of Best, he is the right person for that job. Very impressed with the quality of work he has done for us. Mark and Dean were both impressive with their workmanship. Highly recommended by the Triggs Family. Thank you so much. Island Heating also did a great job installing the heater. Justin the installer was very professional also.”

If you, or someone you know, needs repairs to their home but struggles with the cost, Island County Habitat may be able to help. 

Front Door Ramp