Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to Host 2017 Veterans Build Presented by The Albertsons Companies Foundation & The Vons Foundation November 10th

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Volunteers & Veterans will commemorate Veterans Day by building and repairing homes in Long Beach

Los Angeles, CA – November 8, 2017:  In recognition of Veterans Day, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will bring together hundreds of volunteers and veterans to build four new, affordable homes and provide home repairs for existing homeowners and nearby nonprofits in the Washington Neighborhood of Long Beach. The Veterans Build will take place November 10 between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm and participants will include veteran volunteers from The Albertsons Companies Foundation and The Vons Foundation, Team Rubicon, USC Students Veterans Association, California State University Long Beach Student Veteran Association, City of Long Beach Veterans Commission, The Mission Continues and Palisades American Legion. Active military from the local United States Air Force and Coast Guard bases will also be volunteering.

The Veterans Build is a signature event for Habitat LA that highlights its veteran outreach initiative, Habitat for Heroes. This initiative is aimed at building and repairing homes in partnership with U.S. veterans and their families, as well as engaging them in Habitat LA’s work Building a Greater Los Angeles. Since 2011, thousands of veterans have volunteered and more than 150 individuals have been served through Habitat LA’s home preservation and homeownership programs.

“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 and women who have served our country and we are delighted to be able to bring together so many volunteers to join us in this endeavor.”

The Albertsons Companies Foundation and The Vons Foundation have been working with Habitat LA since 2012 to serve veterans and strengthen communities throughout greater Los Angeles. For the third year the company is the Veterans Build title sponsor, providing both financial and volunteer support.  Additional sponsors for this event include Altisource, Paradigm Talent Agency, the NBC show “Timeless” and Westfield Corporation.

“We are very supportive of our veteran community, and are proud to partner with organizations like Habitat LA who work so hard to make such a great impact on our community,” says Shane Dorcheus, President, Southern California, The Albertsons Companies. “With so many veteran employees and customers, it is important that we take time to honor their dedication and serve them as they have served us.”

The 2017 Veterans Build will take place in the City of Long Beach. Photo and one-on-one interview opportunities with Habitat LA representatives, veteran homeowners and veteran volunteers will be available. Media RSVP is required to receive the exact address. Please contact Yvonne Lara at ylara@habitatla.org or 310.510-5783 or Angela Moore at angela@starfish-pr.com or 310-429-8868.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with six consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,300 homes locally and worldwide since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit www.habitatla.org.

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Contacts:
Yvonne Lara
Habitat LA
310-508-5783
ylara@habitatla.org

Angela Moore
Starfish P.R.
310-429-8868
angela@starfish-pr.com