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Sisters celebrates newest Habitat home

Krista Palmer and her two sons, Nick and Nate, are the latest in a long line of new Sisters Habitat for Humanity homeowners. A dedication ceremony was held on Sunday, December 8, attended by approximately 75 people including friends, Habitat volunteers and supporters.

Palmer thanked supporters who volunteered many hours to help her reach her goal — including Compass Church of Bend, coworkers from Sisters Western Title & Escrow, and many friends from Sisters and Bend.

“My parents came for a visit from Nebraska and were a HUGE help in painting the interior,” said Palmer.

“This process actually started when I was at a pretty tough time in my life, and I have no doubt that God’s hand has been in this through the whole thing. It’s been a long time since I’ve been at a place in my life where I feel like it’s been ‘home’ for me, and I know that this is home. I’m so very grateful, from the bottom of my heart — my cup is full.”

Son Nate said, “I’m excited that we get to live in this new house and that it’s going to be our final home.”

Son Nick summed it all up by saying, simply, “Thanks.”

Darleene Snider, Sisters Habitat for Humanity construction manager, spoke about the many local and corporate partners that support Habitat homes. Minister Drew Price invited the crowd to gather around to “lay hands on” the house in the Christian tradition of blessing and healing.

In Habitat tradition, a Bible was presented to the family. Susan Cobb gave a beautiful handmade quilt.

Sisters Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes, by advocating for fair and just housing policies, and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

Those interested in the homeownership or home repair program can review the qualification brochures for each programs at and then schedule an appointment with Marie Clasen by contacting her at 541-549-1193 or [email protected]


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