Disney’s College Road Trip and Habitat For Humanity team up!

On March 7, Disney will premiere a comedy featuring Raven-Symone and Martin Lawrence. The movie is the story of a High School Senior (Symone) who wants to stretch her wings and visit colleges without her overbearing police officer Father, (Lawrence). Her hopes of a fun “girls-trip” are dashed when her father turns the voyage into a comedic nightmare for Symone …

Habitat for Humanity Partner Families

Habitat for Humanity takes a lot of time to get to know and work with the families who work towards home ownership. These families accumulate work hours that count towards their mortgage by volunteering not only on the actual home they help build, but also in the home store at the Greater Los Angeles office location as well as with …

Cheese Head volunteer featured in local paper

The Jimmy Carter Work Project may have ended a few months ago, but the volunteers are still making noise! Patrick Poehler was recently featured in his local paper The Journal Times. In his interview the Wisconsin native, (where the Superbowl bound Green Bay Packers are from!) Poehler talked about his experience with the volunteer Habitat for Humanity project in Los …

Stryker’s day at the build site

Last November Honorary House Leader for the JCWP, Stryker, came to build at the Vermont Village location. Many know Stryker from his time on KROQ, or more recently from appearances on Loveline and Ellen. Stryker was enthusiastic during his day building, and he brought smiles to those building with him. He even took some time to enjoy the lunch truck …

New Years Resolutions

So often people say at the start of the New Year, “I want to give back this year, that is my resolution.” Volunteering with HFH is truly giving something back to your community as well as giving something to yourself. It is so easy to volunteer with us, and we are always in need of those who would like to …

Building a playground for Partner families

On December 6th Home Depot and Kaboom partnered together to bring the children of the Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles kids the playground of their dreams. The children, who will soon move into the Vermont village homes, drew pictures of what they wanted their playground to look like. Kaboom and Home Depot delivered. They day was filled with building, …

Keys for a family

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles gave a set of keys to new home owner Maria Lopez and her Family. On December 8th the family celebrated their new home with volunteers and those at Habitat during their key ceremony and with a special Tree lighting ceremony as well. This was the first year that the Lopez’ have ever had …

Jo-An Turman is the new VP of Marketing at HFHGLA

JO-AN TURMAN, Director of Marketing & Communications, brings a passionate enthusiasm for helping others to her new role at Habitat for Humanity. She’s spent her entire career help others as Real Estate Broker she assisted first-time home buyers; as former teacher she worked with at-risk youth, ultimately founding the non-profit children’s organization IX Winds Ranch Foundation’s “Camp Gid D Up” …

Meet Mark Van Lue Joins Habitat of Greater L.A. as V.P. of Construction!

MARK VAN LUE, Vice President of Construction & Real Estate, has been with Habitat for Humanity since 1999 as Construction Manager for the St. Joseph County, Indiana affiliate and more recently as Director of Construction and Environmental Resources for Habitat for Humanity International. With over 25 years construction experience and a love for helping people, Van Lue believes he is …

Two new Exec’s appointed at HFH Los Angeles

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY NEWCOMERS – MARK VAN LUE & JO-AN TURMAN – HIT GROUND RUNNING WITH SUCCESSFUL JIMMY CARTER WORK PROJECT 2007 Greater L.A. Affiliate Taps New VP of Construction/Real Estate & Director of Marketing/Communications as “Building A Greater L.A. Campaign” Kicks Off Los Angeles, CA – December 10, 2007: This year’s Jimmy Carter Work Project in Los Angeles was …