Posts Tagged ‘habitat for humanity los angeles’

17
Sep

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 in Bellflower, Gardena and Norwalk. “We receive donations from corporations, ...

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 ...

12
Jun

We love our partner homeowners and it’s an honor to share their stories about how homeownership has enriched their family’s lives. On Saturday, June 7th 2014, we had the pleasure of attending the graduation ceremony for Maywood Academy High School for Tanya Silerio and Luis Delgado Jr., held at East Los Angeles College. Last March, the Silerio family received the keys to their new Habitat home and it was a day they had all been anticipating. They were overwhelmed with joy and started planning how to decorate long before moving in. This past weekend, The Silerios experienced another joyful moment as daughter, Tanya Silerio graduated from Maywood Academy High School. Luis Delgado Jr. also graduated from Maywood Academy High School this past weekend. The Delgado family  became Habitat partner homeowners this past year, after 15 years of renting a two-bedroom house. ...

07
Jun

Viven el sueño americano

Recently the Garcia family  was interviewed by La Opinion. They are one of our amazing and inspiring families who have paid off their mortgage. Martín y Carmela García nunca creyeron que tendrían su propia casa. Habitat for Humanity los ayudó a que se ese sueño se cumpliera. Hace 22 años, Martín se enteró del programa ofrecido por esta organización cristiana sin fines de lucro que le permitiría aspirar a convertirse en dueño de una casa. El programa ofrece una hipoteca, sin intereses, a los futuros propietarios, por lo que las mensualidades resultan económicas y cómodas de pagar. "Estamos muy felices y nos sentimos muy bendecidos. No tenemos manera de expresar como nos sentimos al tener nuestra propia casa", dijo Martín García. "No necesitamos ganarnos la lotería. ¡Ya la ganamos!", añade emocionado. A. Jo-An Turman, representante de la fundación, destacó que en los 24 años de fundada, Habitat for Humanity Los Ángeles ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

19
Nov

Funds will Provide Gift Baskets to 40 Hardworking, Low-income Partner Families this Holiday Season Los Angeles, CA – November 19, 2013: The Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program is making the holidays a little brighter for some of the families served through the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) Homeownership and Home Repair Programs.  These families are low to very low-income, in many cases earning less than half of the average median income in Los Angeles County, and have partnered with HFH GLA. This year’s participants consist of over 100 children, senior citizens, disabled, veteran and military families. A donation of $250 will sponsor an entire family; however a monetary or gift card donation of any amount will help HFH GLA spread holiday cheer.  All donations are tax deductible and must be received by December 2, 2013. “We ...