Ryan Braun: Cover Model & Habitat Hero

Do you remember when Ryan Braun donated his National League Baseball Rookie of the Year bonus to Habitat for Humanity??? We certainly do and we love him. He made an impression on all of us when he helped us build during the Jimmy Carter Work Project too. So when the new Sports Illustrated hit the stands this week, we were …

Compton Best Buy helping to Build a Greater Los Angeles

Best Buy in Compton is committed to making their community better. They just donated a 42 inch flat-screen TV to Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles. This TV will be a great asset to the Housing Center for Excellence, which is set to open soon. The Housing Center will offer classes to people in the community, about building, buying homes, …

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 …