Press Releases

22
Aug

LaTonya Thompson will receive keys to Long Beach home during dedication ceremony on Saturday, August 23rd Los Angeles, CA – August 22, 2014: On Saturday, August 23rd, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will celebrate its 500th locally completed home during a dedication ceremony for new partner homeowner and single mother LaTonya Thompson. Ms. Thompson’s home has been named the Disciple’s House, having been built and partially funded by volunteers from several area churches. Attendees for Saturday’s event will include Long Beach city officials, staff, volunteers and representatives from supporting partners Lowe’s and Giveback Homes. Ms. Thompson partnered with Habitat LA to purchase the newly constructed Long Beach home. All Habitat LA partner families participate in mandatory homeowner education classes and give up to 500 hours of sweat equity building their home and other Habitat LA homes. Framing for Ms. Thompson’s home began in March during ...

12
Aug

Kick-off Event Scheduled for Saturday, August 16th in Long Beach Los Angeles, CA – August 12, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will celebrate the ninth home in greater Los Angeles to be sponsored by Thrivent Financial, as well as officially kick off construction on Saturday, August 16. This project would not be possible without the additional financial support of the City of Long Beach and The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC). Their involvement further demonstrates the City’s strong commitment to affordable housing. Habitat LA will also receive support for this year’s Thrivent Financial home through its Lutheran Coalition and local Lutheran congregations, who are contributing 50 percent of the volunteer hours and 10 percent of the funding needed to complete the home. A presentation from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. will include remarks ...

05
Aug

Build Day & $75,000 Check Presentation Set for August 6th Los Angeles, CA – August 5, 2014: Grifols, a global healthcare company dedicated to improving people’s health and well being through the development of life-saving plasma medicines, diagnostics systems, and hospital pharmacy products, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) as a Half House Sponsor. The partnership will include a donation of $75,000, as well as company build days. On August 6th, at the site of a seven-home neighborhood currently underway in Lynwood, Grifols volunteers will help with framing and conclude their day with the Grifols executive management team presenting a check to Habitat Los Angeles President and CEO, Erin Rank. The funding will help complete the seven affordable and sustainable homes currently under construction in Lynwood. The site will feature ...

16
Jul

New App Streamlines Volunteer Process & Provides Instant Access to Shop and Donate to Local Area ReStores Los Angeles, CA – July 16, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is thrilled to announce its mobile app is now available in the Apple App Store and Android market. The app makes signing up to volunteer in the Los Angeles area even easier by listing opportunities available and simplifying the sign-up process. Also available is the ability to donate items to the Los Angeles area ReStores, as well as view highlighted merchandise currently available. The Habitat LA mobile app is available at no charge and has already been downloaded more than 1,500 times. “Our new mobile app gives our volunteers and customers the ability to make informed decisions and get involved quickly ...

08
Jul

First Coalition Build Set for Saturday, July 19th in Lynwood, CA Los Angeles, CA – July 8, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has formed a new partnership with local Catholic churches and organizations, which it is calling the Catholic Coalition. Through this partnership, volunteers from parishes and other affiliated organizations will join together for a common cause to make a significant impact on creating affordable and sustainable housing in the greater Los Angeles area. The Coalition will help raise $150,000 – the cost of a full house sponsorship – and then help build the home during planned build days between summer and spring 2015. “We are excited and proud to have the Catholic Coalition as a new partner and look forward to many years of building hope, lives and communities together,” said ...

25
Jun

Lowe’s, Union Bank, & Sony Pictures Were the Top Sponsors of the Milestone Event Los Angeles, CA – June 25, 2014: Construction commenced on four new Habitat for Humanity homes in Lynwood last Saturday, thanks to the more than 200 women who volunteered during the 10th Annual Power Women Power Tools (PWPT) event with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA). This year, the event put hundreds of professional women from various sectors, including corporate, entertainment, education and faith to work framing homes alongside more than twenty HFH GLA partner homeowners. The four homes are part of a seven-home neighborhood currently in progress in Lynwood. The site will feature six homes that are two stories with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths and a three-bedroom, 1.5 bath single story home, which was designed by Michael Graves, a long-standing ...

18
Jun

Los Angeles, CA – June 18, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has been named the largest non-profit Residential Developer in Los Angeles County by The Los Angeles Business Journal’s Book of Lists for 2014. The Book of Lists, published in the publication’s April 28th issue, features a list of the Top 25 Residential Developers in Los Angeles. “It is an honor to be recognized by The Los Angeles Business Journal and to be named in such esteemed company,” said Erin Rank, president/CEO of HFH GLA. “The past several years have been a challenge for residential developers, and especially nonprofit builders. We are pleased that our home production grew even during these very tough times. Our dedicated staff and visionary board are a big factor in our success.” Some HFH GLA ...

04
Jun

More than 200 Women Volunteers to Begin Framework for Four New Habitat Homes Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (HFH GLA) Power Women Power Tools (PWPT) build event turns ten this year and more than 200 volunteers are expected to join in the celebration. The all-women crew of volunteers will be framing walls for four new sustainable, affordable homes in Lynwood, as part of a seven-home neighborhood currently in progress. HFH GLA is pleased to welcome back Lowe’s, Union Bank and Sony Pictures Entertainment as the primary supporters of this event. Power Women Power Tools attracts hundreds of professional women from various sectors, including corporate, entertainment, education and faith to build homes side by side with HFH GLA partner homeowners. Since 2005, 2,500 PWPT volunteers have helped build 68 homes locally ...

08
May

OTAC Members and Leaders Kicked Off the Partnership by Providing Needed Repairs to the Home of a Local Disabled Veteran Los Angeles, CA – May 8, 2014: In celebration of Occupational Therapy Month, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) announced a new partnership with the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC). Through this partnership, OTAC volunteers will assess the homes of disabled Southern California homeowners, with a focus on veterans, who apply for HFH GLA’s Home Repair program.   Recommendations will be given to HFH GLA to ensure disabled homeowners receive adequate equipment to improve accessibility.  Together, OTAC and HFH GLA hope to help disabled partner homeowners live their lives to the fullest. OTAC volunteers celebrated the partnership by spending the day performing much-needed repairs on the home of Clifton Walker, a ...

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 up ...