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28
Jul

Posted by guest blogger: Roxana Sanchez Somewhere in the swirl of senior year, a former teacher turned mentor, posted a link on my Facebook wall. The link read: Bank of America Student Leaders Program. Though Bank of America was on my radar, I didn’t know they performed other functions outside of banking. In the Student Leaders Program, Bank of America sponsors students who are involved in their communities, to work an 8-week paid internship at a local non-profit. Also as part of the internship, Student Leaders are required to participate in an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for a week-long leadership summit. So in January 2014, I submitted my application and continued on with my life. Months after, when I least expected, I got an email from Bank of America congratulating me. A few days later I was informed of ...

25
Jul

We are so thrilled to partner with Southern California Edison to build homes and this week they took their support to a new level by donating more than 200 framed pieces of art to our Los Angeles ReStores.   The artwork is available for purchase in our local ReStores in Gardena and Norwalk.  Thank you SCE for your generous support! Visit us for Restore hours and learn how you can donate furniture and other items to be put back into homes in the local Southern California community. Related Posts: New ReStore Blog Showcases Treasures and DIY Projects

21
Jul

    Posted by Ashley Noel I shot these interviews while on site in Malawi, for my first Global Village build with Habitat for Humanity. I wanted to capture my team and document everyone's feelings, emotions and revelations. It was so beautiful to see these 15 strangers come together with the common goal of building homes and giving these families a solid foundation to build their future. By the end of the trip, we were truly a family, not just with each other, but with the homeowners and the village as well. Our team keeps in touch and we want to continue to support our village in any way we can. Hopefully we can go back in a few years to do a follow up trip! In the meantime, I'm already looking forward to my next Global Village trip next year! God Bless!

16
Jul

New App Streamlines Volunteer Process & Provides Instant Access to Shop and Donate to Local Area ReStores Los Angeles, CA – July 16, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is thrilled to announce its mobile app is now available in the Apple App Store and Android market. The app makes signing up to volunteer in the Los Angeles area even easier by listing opportunities available and simplifying the sign-up process. Also available is the ability to donate items to the Los Angeles area ReStores, as well as view highlighted merchandise currently available. The Habitat LA mobile app is available at no charge and has already been downloaded more than 1,500 times. “Our new mobile app gives our volunteers and customers the ability to make informed decisions and get involved quickly ...

08
Jul

First Coalition Build Set for Saturday, July 19th in Lynwood, CA Los Angeles, CA – July 8, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has formed a new partnership with local Catholic churches and organizations, which it is calling the Catholic Coalition. Through this partnership, volunteers from parishes and other affiliated organizations will join together for a common cause to make a significant impact on creating affordable and sustainable housing in the greater Los Angeles area. The Coalition will help raise $150,000 – the cost of a full house sponsorship – and then help build the home during planned build days between summer and spring 2015. “We are excited and proud to have the Catholic Coalition as a new partner and look forward to many years of building hope, lives and communities together,” said ...

25
Jun

Lowe’s, Union Bank, & Sony Pictures Were the Top Sponsors of the Milestone Event Los Angeles, CA – June 25, 2014: Construction commenced on four new Habitat for Humanity homes in Lynwood last Saturday, thanks to the more than 200 women who volunteered during the 10th Annual Power Women Power Tools (PWPT) event with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA). This year, the event put hundreds of professional women from various sectors, including corporate, entertainment, education and faith to work framing homes alongside more than twenty HFH GLA partner homeowners. The four homes are part of a seven-home neighborhood currently in progress in Lynwood. The site will feature six homes that are two stories with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths and a three-bedroom, 1.5 bath single story home, which was designed by Michael Graves, a long-standing ...

18
Jun

On Saturday, June 14, KFRN reporter Suong Tran talked with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles President and CEO Erin Rank. The interview, aired on the station’s “Focus on the Issues” program, covered everything from current building projects, Habitat’s extensive network of volunteers, and the ReStores, to home remodel projects, sustainable L.A. housing and how to become a Habitat Partner Homeowner. Click below to listen to the full interview on the KFRN family radio network in Long Beach CA and learn more about everything HFH GLA: Listen to the KFRN interview

18
Jun

Los Angeles, CA – June 18, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has been named the largest non-profit Residential Developer in Los Angeles County by The Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists for 2014. The Book of Lists, published in the publication’s April 28th issue, features a list of the Top 25 Residential Developers in Los Angeles. “It is an honor to be recognized by The Los Angeles Business Journal and to be named in such esteemed company,” said Erin Rank, president/CEO of HFH GLA. “The past several years have been a challenge for residential developers, and especially nonprofit builders. We are pleased that our home production grew even during these very tough times. Our dedicated staff and visionary board are a big factor in our success.” Some HFH GLA ...

12
Jun

We love our partner homeowners and it’s an honor to share their stories about how homeownership has enriched their family’s lives. On Saturday, June 7th 2014, we had the pleasure of attending the graduation ceremony for Maywood Academy High School for Tanya Silerio and Luis Delgado Jr., held at East Los Angeles College. Last March, the Silerio family received the keys to their new Habitat home and it was a day they had all been anticipating. They were overwhelmed with joy and started planning how to decorate long before moving in. This past weekend, The Silerios experienced another joyful moment as daughter, Tanya Silerio graduated from Maywood Academy High School. Luis Delgado Jr. also graduated from Maywood Academy High School this past weekend. The Delgado family  became Habitat partner homeowners this past year, after 15 years of renting a two-bedroom house. ...

12
Jun

We are thrilled to share this video produced by Now You Know about our ReStores. This was filmed at our Norwalk ReStore, however we have another location in Gardena and we will be opening our third location in Bellflower this summer. Find out more info about our ReStore used material operations. Related Posts: Don't Dump It, Donate It & Deduct It Discovering Hidden Treasures at ReStores Deconstructing with Ed Begley, Jr.