Estate Planning Resource Fair

On Saturday, February 10th, Thrivent Investment Management will be hosting an Estate Planning Seminar (Estate Planning – Remembering your Children, Churches & Charities) at the Bethany Lutheran Church (4644 Clark Ave, Long Beach 90808). There will be a resource fair with representatives from organizations that include Habitat for Humanity, Long Beach Rescue Mission, New Hope Grief Support Community and Christian Outreach …

Visions Paint Recycling, Inc. donates over 10,000 gallons of paint to Habitat for Humanity affiliates in natural disaster areas.

When recent natural disasters in Florida, Texas and California occurred, Jerry Noel, owner of Visions Paint Recycling, Inc., reached out to the local Habitat affiliates with an offer they gratefully accepted. “We are open to helping out any Habitat affiliate, no matter their location. Together we can rebuild these damaged homes and provide some hope to Habitat homeowners,” said Jerry. …

January Volunteer of the Month

Jose Carrillo is our January 2018 Volunteer of the Month. Jose was selected by the Bellflower ReStore staff for his outstanding work and friendly attitude. According to Ian McGough, ReStore Manager, “He is a great volunteer, who works hard every day.” Jose joined the volunteer team in 2015. At 28 years old, Jose was managing a small store and sought …

Building the Beloved Community

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By Jonathan Reckford and Erin Rank Habitat for Humanity is propelled by a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We devote ourselves to creating that world because we believe everyone — every single one of us, regardless of who we are or where we come from — deserves a decent life and deserves the …

December Volunteer of the Month

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) recognizes Linda Bame as our December Volunteer of the Month. Linda has been part of the Habitat LA family for over 3 years. After visiting us at the grand opening of the Habitat LA ReStore in Bellflower, she quickly learned about other opportunities where she could use her talents. She has …

A Gift in Your Will: Getting Started

We hope you will consider including a gift to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles in your will or living trust. Called a “charitable bequest,” this type of gift offers these main benefits: Simplicity. Just a few sentences in your will or trust is all that is needed. Flexibility. Because you are not actually making a gift until after …

2017 Adopt-A-Family Holiday Celebration

Habitat LA recently hosted an annual event that is near and dear to our hearts – our Adopt-a-Family Holiday Celebration. The Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program was developed to help provide support to partner homeowners who recently moved into their new Habitat LA home or received home repair services due to a financial need. The first year of homeownership can be challenging for families …

American Crime Story: Versace

Every time a television show wraps there are set pieces leftover that still have a lot of life left in them. Fox Studios has an entire team dedicated to making sure these pieces have the opportunity at a second home. American Crime Story: Versace wrapped this season and many of the fabulous, well-made set decor was donated to Habitat for …

Betty Monroy, Proud Mother and Habitat Homeowner in Downey

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Betty Monroy learned about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) in 2008. She was a long-time resident of Downey and very active in her community.  As a single mother of three, she was working several jobs just to make ends meet. During the economic downturn, Betty lost her primary job and found herself working several part-time jobs …

Habitat LA Toasts Donors and Volunteers at Holiday Party

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Each year at this time, we invite our donors and volunteers to celebrate the season as we reflect upon the past year. We all had much to celebrate this past year, including being named once again as a Top 25 Residential Home Builder in Los Angeles by The Los Angeles Business Journal (and the only nonprofit on the list) and …