Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Expands Its Service Territory in Los Angeles County

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is expanding its service territory to encompass the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valley portions of Los Angeles County, effective immediately. Habitat for Humanity International, the global organization’s headquarters office based in Atlanta, awarded Habitat LA the additional service area after the previous Habitat organization in the area announced it …

Five Tips for End of the Year Giving

Many people make charitable gifts at the end of the year and do so with some notion of tax benefits in mind. Your gift makes a difference in the lives of the families served by Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA). This year, consider how the following strategies might benefit you as you plan to support Habitat LA. …

DIY Holiday Workshop Held at Torrance ReStore

On November 18, 2017, the Torrance ReStore held a DIY workshop focused on making holiday-themed crafts, hosted by Dinah Wulf of Inspired DIY (DIYInspired.com). Many of Dinah’s fans and followers attended to get hands-on experience making some unique holiday pieces. They learned how to make items such as wreaths made of vintage picture frames, appetizer dishes made from candle holders …

Celebrating Six New Habitat Homeowners in the City of Bellflower

“Owning a home means security, privacy, responsibility, self-respect, pride, self-worth, and a little bit of heaven” – Maria Madrigal. We recently celebrated the completion of six new, affordable homes in the City of Bellflower.  During a home dedication ceremony on Thursday, November 30, 2017, the Afemata, Gutierrez, Jimenez, Madrigal, Vargas, and Yates families received the keys to their new Habitat …

ReStore Volunteer of the Month

Meet Gregorio Vasquez, November’s ReStore volunteer of the month! Gregorio has been volunteering at the ReStore since March of 2017. During this time, he has played a vital role in ensuring that the ReStore remains clean and organized. His knowledge of warehouse operations led Gregorio to the ReStore. He vigorously demonstrates the spirt of service to others and enjoys interacting …

Volunteers & Veterans commemorated Veterans Day by building and repairing homes in Long Beach

“Nearly one million veterans are burdened by rising living costs and the struggle to assimilate to civilian life. Through our Habitat for Heroes program, we are committed to easing this burden through affordable homeownership, critical home repairs and volunteer opportunities,” says Erin Rank, President and CEO of Habitat LA. “It’s an honor to help lessen the burden for the men …

Welcoming Home Six New Families in the City of Downey

On October 24, Habitat LA dedicated six homes as part of a new community, Pueblo de Luz (Village of Light), in the city of Downey. Together the Dorado, Gonzalez, Hernandez, Martinez, Moore, and Salazar families, Habitat LA staff, partners and sponsors celebrated the completed project. “We were so thrilled to welcome home these six families that worked so hard to …

Delta Air Lines built Habitat LA’s 800th Home in six weeks!

On Monday, October 30, in partnership with Delta Air Lines, Habitat LA dedicated our 800th home built since our founding in 1990. During the dedication, partner homeowner, Denise Harris and her family, were presented with the keys to their new home. Over the six week construction period, more than 400 volunteers from Delta Air Lines worked alongside Habitat LA staff, …

7th Annual Beach Cities Friends Trivia Night

Beach Cities Friends hosted the 7th Annual Trivia Night in support of Habitat LA on September 23rd.. The event was held at Vistamar School in El Segundo. This year’s contest was attended by approximately 110 competitors. Over $50,000 was raised in sponsorships and fund-a-need donations. The  multi-year championship team Hammered Hermosans once again took first place and defeated the SmArchitechts …

An Easy Way to Help Build a Greater Los Angeles

If you are receiving annual income from an IRA, you are likely paying more in taxes each year. But there is a way you can reduce your tax bill and give back to your community with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA). If you are 70 ½ or older, rather than simply taking an IRA withdrawal this …