Come Volunteer During the Week – Our Partner Families Need your Help

We have a serious need for volunteers each Tuesday through Friday for the next few weeks to help our families move into their homes as soon as possible. We need 25 people each day, 5 people on each “A Brush With Kindness” project throughout Los Angeles and also on our build sites in Lynwood, San Pedro and Vermont. If building …

California Creates Cabinet Post to Manage Volunteers

Photo: Over 2,000 people responded to a 2007 oil spill in San Francisco Bay, but many could not help. LOS ANGELES — California is a state with frequent natural disasters and vast numbers of people who want to help. But Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says a recent oil spill in San Francisco Bay helped demonstrate that “volunteerism can be moved a …

High School Student, Natalie Millman, plays viola to help Habitat for Humanity

Natalie Millman a student at La Serna High School in Whittier California a Youth United volunteer, and Habitat for Humanity advocate wrote the following about why she believes in Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. The people in my classes cannot understand why I often spend my lunch period standing in the center of the school courtyard, playing my …

HABITAT’S 21 WAYS IN 21 DAYS TIP #21: RECYLE YOUR HOME

Deconstruction is exactly as the terms suggests, homes are taken apart piece by piece, just as they were built. Deconstruction offers a great many advantages over demolition: Substantial tax benefits for most deconstructions Many materials can be reused (light fixtures, appliances, flooring, lumber, roofing tiles, etc.) Large cost savings in reduction of disposal of items Many items from the deconstruction …

HABITAT’S 21 WAYS IN 21 DAYS TIP #20: GO HOLLYWOOD!

Let’s be honest, this is L.A. and we are immersed in Hollywood glitz and celebrities. From mega movie stars and reality TV stars in our ‘hills’ to agents who, at times, seem even more famous than their clients! It’s why we love this town – you just never know when “who-you-know “can help you. Fortunately, celebrity status can also be …

HABITAT’S 21 WAYS IN 21 DAYS TIP #19: IN LIEU OF GIFTS – GIVE TO HABITAT

This idea is great for birthdays, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and more – both as the recipient and the giver! Over the years we’ve met some remarkable people who’ve designated Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles as the beneficiary for their special occasions. In 2006, a young man read that we’d be at a school in his neighborhood framing a …

LINKIN PARK WILL HELP BUILD A HOME IN NEW ORLEANS AREA WITH LUCKY FANS

On Wednesday, February 27th, mega-platinum Grammy-winning rock band Linkin Park will take a break from their current tour in support of new album MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT and travel to New Orleans to help families displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Following Tuesday night’s show at the Sommet Center in Nashville, the band—vocalist Chester Bennington, drummer Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, DJ Joe …

HABITAT’S 21 WAYS IN 21 DAYS TIP #18: HAVE A PARTY!

Let’s say you know a lot of influential, wealthy people OR you know a lot of great people of modest means whom you think would want to support Habitat for Humanity any way they could. Or perhaps you belong to an organization of your peers that meets monthly? Here’s an interesting way you can raise money and awareness – invite …