Press Release

17
Nov

Home Dedication Ceremony to be held Thursday, Nov. 20th Los Angeles, CA – November 17, 2014: Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) have completed the renovation of a home in Compton, CA, which will be dedicated to new homeowner Trenisha Dorsey on Thursday, November 20th. The home was donated by Bank of America to support the affiliate’s efforts to build affordable housing in partnership with hardworking, low-income families in greater Los Angeles. “Thanks to the donation of these properties by Bank of America, families like Trenisha Dorsey’s are given an opportunity to build stronger foundations and thrive,” says Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA.  “We are extremely grateful to Bank of America and its employees for caring enough to help us build hope, lives and communities in such a meaningful way.” Trenisha is a single mother of ...

14
Nov

Donations will Provide Holiday Gifts to 25 Habitat Partner Families Los Angeles, CA- November 14, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (Habitat LA) Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program was developed 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 decent, sustainable and affordable home, many still lack the resources for holiday “extras”. More than half of the families Habitat LA serves earn less than 50% of the County’s area median income. For a family of four, that equates to $40,750 annually. This year’s participants are children, senior citizens, disabled, veteran and military families. A donation of $250 will sponsor an entire family, but a monetary or gift card donation of any ...

05
Nov

Washington Neighborhood Transformation Begins Nov. 6th through 8th Los Angeles, CA -- November 5, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is pleased to announce its annual Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon (HBAT) will take place Nov. 6-8 in the Washington Neighborhood in the City of Long Beach. Habitat LA will bring together more than 800 volunteers to revitalize the neighborhood. Follow @HabitatLA and #HBAT14 During the HBAT, volunteers and partner homeowners will be taking part in a long-term strategy to revitalize this community – the Washington Neighborhood. In three days, volunteers will build two new homes, repair six homes for families residing in the neighborhood and provide repairs for four nonprofit organizations – The Long Beach Rescue Mission, Catholic Charities, Un Mundo de Amigos Preschool and The Guidance Center. With the proximity to Veterans Day on ...

21
Oct

William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Kristen Bell, Shanola Hampton and Ben Schwartz Set to Join Their Cast Members and Producers for Habitat for Humanity Build Los Angeles, CA – October 21, 2014: Stars from the SHOWTIME original series “Shameless” and “House of Lies”, along with network executives, will volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) to help build houses for hardworking low-income homebuyers. Volunteers will help complete a seven-home neighborhood currently under construction in greater Los Angeles and their scope of work for the day will include the group working on siding, roofing and painting on the homes. “We are so excited to have the support of everyone at SHOWTIME,” says Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA. “This build has been in the works for some time, and the enthusiasm ...

02
Oct

Bidding is Open on CharityBuzz.com Through Tuesday, Oct. 14th Los Angeles, CA -- October 2, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has partnered with the LA Lakers, LA Kings and Chivas USA to offer exclusive experiences at upcoming home games. The packages, currently open for bidding on auction website Charitybuzz, include autographs, player meet and greets, and the opportunity to be the “Honorary Ball Kid” at an upcoming LA Lakers game. LA Kings Package: Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille has autographed a Habitat for Humanity hat and T-shirt, which the winning bidder will receive along with a Drew Doughty autographed puck and two lower-level seats to a home game at STAPLES Center during the 2014-2015 season. LA Lakers Package: Junior Laker fans have the opportunity to be ...

29
Sep

Los Angeles, CA -- September 29, 2014: Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) commemorated the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance with a series of build events that brought together veterans and active military, as well as communities from nearly every faith tradition, to help build four new homes in Lynwood between September 10th and 13th. 9/10: Veterans Build Day - Veterans and active military were among the volunteers who built with Habitat LA during this special build day. Also in attendance was Halley Burnett, the daughter of Tom Burnett, who was one of the “Let’s roll” heroes of hijacked United flight 93. Ms. Burnett shared her story, as did other volunteers, during an emotional lunch break. 9/11 through 9/13: Interfaith Build Days - Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, and Sikh ...

17
Sep

Restore Ribbon Cutting and Community Recycle Event Scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 20th Los Angeles, CA – September 17, 2014: On Saturday, September 20, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will celebrate the grand opening of its third ReStore. From 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, the parking lot of the Bellflower ReStore location will host a community celebration with food trucks, giveaways, a live remote broadcast from The Sound FM Radio Station, plus recycling and donation opportunities for local residents. ReStores are home improvement thrift stores which are open to the public and provide significant savings on a variety of items for the home. Since 2004, Habitat LA ReStores have helped divert more than 5,761,975 lbs of materials from local landfills. Habitat LA ReStores are located ...

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 homebuyer and single mother LaTonya Thompson. Ms. Thompson’s future 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 has 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 ...

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 ...