Power Women, Power Tools = Powerful

I’m Michelle, and through my summer internship I was lucky enough to be able to go to the Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity “Power Women, Power Tools” event on Friday and Saturday. While there I found that the many reasons people first come out to build, whether it is community service hours, good publicity, or that they were dragged out …

A Brush With Kindness Gets A Brush with Fame – MTV Style

Fresh from Real World Hollywood Dailies – check out our own Jo-An Turman and our awesome AmeriCorps members as they work on A Brush With Kindness home with the cast. Read more about Habitat’s A Brush with Kindness program:  30 Seconds to Mars offers a Local Family A Brush with Kindness A Giving Spirit, A Brush with Kindness & Cupcakes

Sixteen Local Families Come Home in San Pedro

We hosted a community block party to celebrate the completion of our Harborside Terrace neighborhood in San Pedro this weekend. We honored sixteen families who are now proud homeowners! Most of them found out one year ago (June 22, 2007) that they had qualified in a surprise announcement. Here we are one year later and they own beautiful new homes! …

Local Habitat Youth Volunteer is KABC-7 “Cool Kid of the Week”

TUNE IN: Today at 4pm on KABC-7 News: Natalie Millman is a youth volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A. & she came up with a great way to raise money for a Habitat home, while combining her love of music. Natalie plays her viola during lunchtime at La Serna High, where she is a sophomore, and has raised …

Guest Blogger Mark Bixby Talks about Team Building for a Good Cause

When I came to work at Pacific Retail Partners a few months back, one of the conditions Mike Jensen (President/CEO) set for me was to work on three community service projects. It’s the type of guy he is, and one of the reasons I wanted to work for him; he’s successful in business and generous in service. I called Erin …

Sharing in a Celebration of Giving, Hope & Homeownership

As president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A., I have the privilege of meeting some amazing people. My staff for example. They are extremely hard-working and they truly care about serving this community. Their selfless dedication warms my heart on a daily basis. Our supporters – donors, volunteers, city officials – are always going above and beyond …

Operation HOPE at the Home Improvement Store

It’s Tuesday morning and the Home Improvement Store opens just like any other day—9:00AM sharp. On this particular day, an empty, open-air truck awaits donated items that will be shipped off to AIDS orphans in Africa. Two missionaries await in the parking filled with glee that their large container will be completely filled with materials suitable for the orphans, who …