Press Releases

21
Apr

Los Angeles, CA- April 21, 2014:  Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity (HFHFH), a program of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA), has launched its latest auction on CharityBuzz.com featuring  General Hospital Fan Club Weekend tickets with priority access plus a makeover day with the show’s Emmy® Award winning hair and makeup artist Linda Rondinella. Bidding is open through Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT just in time for Mother’s Day. All proceeds from this auction benefit HFH GLA’s mission to end substandard housing. Bid now on the chance to be made over like a General Hospital star and priority access to up to six Fan Club Weekend events. Donated to HFH GLA by Linda Rondinella and Your #1 Fan, the auction winner will be treated to a glamorous hair and makeup makeover (to be scheduled) and attend ...

18
Apr

Students from Air Force Academy, University of Connecticut & Fisher College Spent Spring Break Building Affordable, Sustainable Homes in Lynwood Los Angeles, CA – April 18, 2014: More than 45 students from The United States Air Force Academy, University of Connecticut and Fisher College participated in the 25th anniversary of Collegiate Challenge with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. Student volunteers chose to spend their spring break working in the Norwalk ReStore, as well as painting and installing siding on seven affordable and sustainable homes in the City of Lynwood. Collegiate Challenge Summer Registration (April 6-Aug. 30) is now open. Click here to register. “We are so thankful to the students who chose to spend their spring break building hope, lives and communities,” said Erin Rank, president and CEO of HFH GLA. “Their selfless ...

09
Apr

Local Youth Advocate for Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles during Act! Speak! Build! Week Los Angeles, CA – April 9, 2014: In line with this year’s theme, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) sponsored “Opening the Doors to Change”, a design activity and competition to kick off a national youth advocacy program, Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW), April 6-12, 2014. Students were asked to decorate a common door in a creative and artistic way to bring attention to the need for affordable housing and ASBW. Entrants submitted photos to HFH GLA and the winners were announced Saturday, April 5th during a special reception held at the Norwalk ReStore. “Today’s youth are incredibly passionate and connected, so engaging them to spread the message about the need for affordable housing is extremely powerful,” said Erin ...

28
Mar

Los Angeles, CA- March 28, 2014:  Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity (HFHFH), a program of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA), launched its latest VIP Experience auction on CharityBuzz.com featuring a VIP visit to the set of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” plus a meeting with one of the show’s stars, Pooch Hall.  Bidding is open through Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 3:00 pm EDT. This VIP experience is priceless and all proceeds benefit HFH GLA’s mission to end substandard housing. Bid now on the chance to meet Pooch Hall in Los Angeles. Donated to HFH GLA by Showtime Network Inc., the auction winner, plus one lucky guest, will have the opportunity to visit the set of “Ray Donovan” and meet actor, Pooch Hall, in Los Angeles, California. This package will ...

20
Mar

“Opening the Doors to Change” Design Contest is One Way to Get Involved Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2014: Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW) is a student-initiated advocacy program that empowers young people ages 5-25, not only to educate themselves about affordable housing issues, but also to take action. Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country participate annually and this year ASBW will take place April 6-12.  Locally, schools and universities will participate with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) by planning and hosting an event or activity focused on ending poverty housing, raising social consciousness, and changing housing policy.   This year’s theme is “Opening the Doors to Change.”  “Opening the Doors to Change” encourages students to participate in ASBW, to advocate for affordable housing, and to urge California legislators to ...

27
Feb

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles benefits from Thrivent Builds with homebuilding efforts Los Angeles, CA – February 28, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has been awarded $137,500 from Thrivent Financial to build a home in Long Beach, California. This will be the ninth home built in in partnership with Thrivent in greater Los Angeles.  From the national partnership’s inception in 2005, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed more than $200 million and more than four million volunteer hours. The funding is part of an ongoing partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity. Through the partnership, Thrivent members, Habitat affiliates and others partner with families across the U.S. and around the world to provide affordable housing and stronger, generous communities. “We are thrilled to be ...

30
Jan

Los Angeles, CA:  Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will be holding its annual Volunteer Appreciation Event in April and has announced an opportunity for volunteers and supporters to get involved by designing a special T-shirt for the event. Applications are now being accepted for t-shirt designs. The winning submission will be featured on the shirt and distributed to those who attend the event. Submissions are due by February 21, 2014. Please send submissions to volunteers@habitatla.org in a JPG format. “We are so thankful for all those who volunteer with us because they are the reason we are able to help so many hard-working homeowners achieve their dream,” said Erin Rank, president and CEO.  “Our annual volunteer appreciation event allows us to honor those who serve with us and we feel that having a T-shirt designed by a volunteer just adds a special, meaningful touch ...

09
Jan

Habitat Sweet Home

"Habitat Sweet Home" is a video three years in the making covering the development and completion of the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Keeler/Elliot neighborhood. Habitat was joined by the non-profit Burbank Housing Corporation and the City of Burbank Redevelopment Agency to find eight Burbank families to qualify for the development and, eventually, make the Keeler/Elliot Homeowner Development their home. This nearly eight-minute video was produced, reported, written, narrated, and edited by Los Angeles Area Emmy-winning journalist, and 16-time RTNA Golden Mike recipient, Peter Musurlian of The Burbank Channel, the government access channel for the City of Burbank, CA. Musurlian also shot more than 90 percent of the video seen in this package.  

20
Dec

Registration is Now Open to Build Alongside GH Cast Members on March 8, 2014  Los Angeles, CA – December 20, 2013:  Fans of the long-running, ABC daytime drama, General Hospital will once again have the opportunity to spend a day building a Habitat for Humanity home with their favorite cast members.  The 5th Annual General Hospital Fan Build has been announced for Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will host the 5th Annual General Hospital Fan Build as part of its entertainment partnership program, Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity (HFHFH). Fans may register online here for one of 20 build spots available this year. The minimum donation is $275, and 100 percent of the proceeds help HFH GLA build more homes for hardworking, ...

18
Dec

Donations Top Last Year and Donors include Wells Fargo, Mattel, and Individual Angels Los Angeles, CA – December 18, 2013:  The Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program was developed by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) to help provide support to families who recently moved into their new Habitat home or received home repair services due to a financial need. Despite the fact that they now have a home that is safe, sustainable, and affordable, they may still lack the resources for the “extras” and face challenges on a daily basis. More than 50% of the families Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles serves earn less than 50% of the County’s area median income. For a family of four, that equates to $41,000 annually.  This year’s participants consisted of forty partner families including 80 ...