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 …

Habitat LA ReStores Partners with Da Vinci High School

Da Vinci High School and our Habitat LA ReStores recently partnered together for Da Vinci’s annual “survival” project and contest. This annual challenge had 50 students plan and construct a temporary shelter on their campus. All materials used to construct these shelters came from our ReStores and we are so impressed by how the students repurposed the items. The final …

The 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball®: A Night of Inspiration and Hope

On Thursday, September 28 we hosted our 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® at the historic Beverly Hilton. It was an amazing night and thanks to the generosity of nearly 800 guests, we raised more than half a million dollars. The funds raised will go towards our Building a Greater Los Angeles campaign, helping to empower low-income families and individuals through …