Posts Tagged ‘Green Building’

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

21
Nov

On eve of L.A. Auto Show, teamGM Cares Volunteers to perform critical home repairs Thursday Nov. 21, 2013  Los Angeles – The General Motors Foundation is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to work alongside a North Long Beach Habitat family to make critical repairs to their home. The project is one of 12 made possible across the U.S. this year by a $1 million grant from the GM Foundation to Habitat for Humanity International.  “We are committed to helping families and strengthening communities across the U.S. through our work with Habitat for Humanity International,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. “Our teamGM Cares employee volunteers are passionate about giving back and find the hands-on work of home repair and neighborhood revitalization extremely rewarding.”

24
Oct

Los Angeles, CA -- October 24, 2013: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) today announced that JCPenney will be its top sponsor for its annual Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon (HFHFH BAT), taking place Nov. 6-9. HFH GLA will bring together more than 800 volunteers to revitalize a neighborhood in the City of Lynwood during its 2013 Hollywood for Habitat Build-A-Thon. As a top sponsor, JCPenney volunteers will help kickoff the HFHFH BAT on Wednesday, Nov. 6. World-renowned architect and designer Michael Graves, who recently launched Michael Graves Design at JCPenney, will be joining JCPenney in support of the HFHFH BAT and speaking during the lunch program.  HFH ...

17
Oct

Toyota to Donate Vehicles to Local Nonprofit Organizations Based on Public Votes  Los Angeles, CA – October 17, 2013:  Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) is one of 250 finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars or Good Program, which will award vehicles to 100 nonprofit organizations based votes from the public.  Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program is showcasing five nonprofit organizations a day for 50 days at Facebook.com/Toyota. Visitors to the page will receive two votes each day to select two separate winning organizations they feel are most deserving of new Toyota vehicles. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles will be one of five organizations highlighted on Saturday, October 19th, 2013. Local residents are encouraged to support HFH GLA in the quest for a new Toyota Tundra.  If HFH GLA receives the most votes and is awarded the vehicle, it will be used to supply ...

09
Sep

Delta Air Lines Employees to Build Third Habitat for Humanity Home in Long Beach

More than 2,000 Delta employees volunteer on construction projects from coast to coast Los Angeles, CA (September 9, 2013) – Delta Air Lines employees are rolling up their sleeves to renovate another home with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) as part of a multi-build volunteer effort. More than 2,200 Delta employees will help build Delta-sponsored homes in six cities through November.  This year Delta Air Lines employees will help to completely rehabilitate a Spanish style home located in North Long Beach. Renovation kicks off Thursday, September 12 and is expected to be complete by the dedication, which is scheduled for October 30th.   “Delta is a wonderful partner and we are eager to get started on building our third home together in Long Beach,” said Erin Rank, President/CEO, HFH GLA.  “Their commitment to Habitat for Humanity and the willingness ...