Faces of Habitat

Sile-Zemulu Family

Sile Zemulu Family

Girmay and Mebrat have weathered a lot in their 30 years of marriage. After being forced by the Ethiopian government to move to Eritrea in 1998 due to civil conflict and having all of their money... [Read More]
Joan Dahl

Joan Dahl

“Women at Work” is the trademark slogan for Habitat East Bay Silicon Valley’s All Women’s Crew and truly exemplifies our featured volunteer, Joan Dahl. Starting out as a member of the All Women’s... [Read More]
Terry Gleason - Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Terry Gleason

"I retired in 1998 after working as a Mechanical Engineer for US Steel, Eichleay Engineers and Kaiser Aluminum for a total of 40 years.  After about a year of "honey do" projects, I decided... [Read More]
Vann Ferber - Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Vann Ferber

Inspired by President Obama’s call to service, Vann Ferber decided to answer that call at Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley. Serving beyond her office volunteer role, Vann Ferber recently... [Read More]
Thomas Weast - Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Thomas Weast

A few years ago, when one of our homes under construction was partially destroyed by fire, volunteer Thomas Weast stepped up to lead the efforts of rebuilding the "Phoenix Home," bringing it back up... [Read More]
Gary Addiego - Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Gary Addiego

“Gary brings a lot of great things with him to volunteering, not the least of which is being a natural teacher. (He was the middle school teacher for Dave Sylvester, Habitat East Bay’s former... [Read More]
Li Yu - Habitat for Humanity Volunteer

Ling Yu

Ling's dedication to supporting partner families is evidenced by her incredible volunteerism. Ling began volunteering with Habitat East Bay as a Cantonese interpreter for meetings of the Edes... [Read More]
Steve Eales

Steve Eales

While it is not uncommon for our staff to volunteer for Habitat East Bay/Silicon Valley when they’re "off the clock," Stephen Eales demonstrates this best of all. Steve served an AmeriCorps year with... [Read More]
Nancy and Kim Lisiak

Nancy and Kim Lisiak

Nancy and Kim Lisiak are a mother-daughter tour de force who, in addition to volunteering previously on the construction site, have dedicated significant volunteer hours at the ReStore. Thanks to... [Read More]