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Posted by Jessica Killeen, Gift In Kind Manager
On January 5th Harbor Freight Tools, the nation’s largest discount tool retailer, opened its 44th store in the state of California right here in Huntington Park.  Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles was chosen as the benefactor of the Grand Opening Ceremony, which included a generous donation of tools and building supplies.  As Gift in Kind Manager, I had the awesome opportunity to participate in this celebration with one of our Construction Project Managers, Darrell Simien. 
It was a lot of fun to check out the new store and to speak with members of their retail team who were, to their delight, already noticing ‘regular’ customers.  I also had the honor of meeting members of the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, who hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony and warmly welcomed Harbor Freight Tools to the neighborhood. 
Harbor Freight’s donation included a Pressure Washer, sledge hammers, tape measures  and over 150 additional items that will be put to great use by our volunteers, including Cornerstone Construction Training Graduates, and staff on build sites throughout Greater LA.  Material donations from generous businesses like Harbor Freight Tools greatly enhance our capacity to serve more hardworking, low-income families.  With a goal to build and renovate over 250 homes in a 3-year period, it goes without saying that HFH GLA will make the most of every in-kind contribution we receive.  Thank you to Harbor Freight Tools and to all of our Gift in Kind (GIK) Partners!  
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About Erin Rank
Erin Rank is the CEO of Habitat for Humanity L.A. Please see more of her posts on this blog as well as google+.

1 Comment for this entry

Truckload Shipment
February 8th, 2012 on 9:00 pm

Great news for trucking companies. Will this make trucking shipments easier?