Posts Tagged ‘Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A.’

30
Sep

Monday, October 6, 2014 is World Habitat Day and you may be asking yourself, “What is World Habitat Day?” World Habitat Day is a day dedicated to recognizing the basic need for decent and affordable housing in a world where it is lacking for so many. This annual recognition began in 1985 when The United Nations General Assembly declared that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. World Habitat Day is a day of grassroots action and education on why housing is so important. At Habitat LA, we know that housing is the foundation for so many more important things in life like education, employment, physical and mental health. We want you, however, to hear this firsthand from a partner homeowner, a teacher and someone who has built with us overseas. This is why in the coming days we plan on using our blog to explore multiple perspectives ...

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. ...

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 ...

01
Jul

Event Sponsors Included Lowe’s, Bernards, Celebrating Home and The Walt Disney Company Los Angeles, CA – July 1, 2011: The Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon attracted over 1,000 celebrity, entertainment industry, sponsor and executive volunteers to Burbank on June 10-18, 2011 to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) build eight affordable, sustainable homes as part of the Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity (HFHFH) program. The week-long event, sponsored by Lowe’s, Bernards, Celebrating Home and The Walt Disney Company, kicked off with the Executive ...

10
Jun

Event kicks-off June 10 with Executive Build Day, concludes June 18 with Lowe’s Power Women, Power Tools Los Angeles, CA – June 10, 2011:  More than 1,000 celebrity, entertainment industry, and executive volunteers are expected to turn out over the next week to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) and its sponsors build eight affordable, sustainable homes as part of the Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity (HFHFH) program. The week-long build sponsored by Lowe’s, will take place June 10 - June 18 and will feature special build events ...

19
May

Partner Homeowners Receive Keys during Block Party Celebration & Prepare to Move in Los Angeles, CA – May 19, 2011: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (HFH GLA) newest neighborhood on Imperial Highway in the City of Lynwood is now complete and Habitat for Humanity Partner Homeowners will be moving in soon. On Saturday, May 14, 2011 a home dedication ceremony celebrated the completion of construction on the ten affordable, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) certified homes, as well as the new hardworking, low-income partner homeowners and all of the dedicated partners who helped to build this community for nearly two years.  Many special guests were on hand for the event including CA State Assemblymember Ricardo Lara of the 50th District; Mayor of Lynwood Aide Castro; Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) Yolanda Chavez; site sponsors and ...

04
May

Draughan Family’s Home is One of Two Completed During Event Los Angeles, CA – May 04, 2011: On Saturday, April 30th, Eric, Shemika and Jordan Draughan received the keys to their Habitat for Humanity home during a special home dedication ceremony. The home in Lynwood is one of two renovated homes that were completed during Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (HFH GLA) first annual Lent Build. The forty days of building on faith kicked off in March on Ash Wednesday and is a testament to all that can be accomplished when congregations of all denominations and sizes come together to build. HFH GLA’s President and CEO and staff, the United Methodist Church District Leaders and members of the Los Angeles Faith Community were all on hand to welcome the Draughan family into their home. “The Draughan’s are such a hardworking and vibrant family,” says Erin Rank, President ...

09
Mar

Homeowners Encouraged to Apply & Volunteers Needed to Help Complete the Work Los Angeles, CA – March 09, 2011: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has an opportunity for residents in the City of Hawaiian Gardens to receive free home repairs through its A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) program. Homeowners in need of exterior home repairs who are unable to make the repairs themselves due to physical or financial circumstances are encouraged to apply. Ten qualified applicants will partner with the organization to receive exterior home repairs through ABWK. The program is a time-efficient alternative to Hawaiian Gardens’ Beautification Program because an all-volunteer workforce works with the selected homeowners to complete the repairs in a matter of days. For this reason, HFH GLA is also looking for volunteers to help work on the restoration of the homes. “A Brush With Kindness is a powerful program ...

07
Mar

Lenten Season Build Kicks off on Ash Wednesday, March 9, 2011 Los Angeles, CA – March 7, 2011:  Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will kickoff its first ever Lent Build on Ash Wednesday, March 9, 2011. Erin Rank, President & CEO of HFH GLA, along with Rev. Kathey Wilburn, United Methodist Church Long Beach District Superintendent, will be encouraging the faith community to come together over the next forty days in order to build and renovate two affordable homes. The Lent Build 2011: 40 Days of Building on Faith kickoff event will take place from 8:30 am to 10:00 am at 10101 Kauffman Avenue in the city of South Gate. “Volunteering during the 2011 Lent Build is the ideal way to help members of our local community, who are in need of a hand up,” said Erin Rank, President & CEO of HFH GLA.  “We ...

04
Mar

Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and Habitat for Humanity Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) raised the first walls on the Mayor’s Build House for the Lopez family today.  The construction of the house should be completed by the end of the year. “Today is a great day to help a well-deserving family set new roots in Long Beach,” said Mayor Bob Foster.  “I’m delighted to be part of today’s celebration and I’m looking forward to help build a new home for the Lopez family.” The recipients of the Mayor’s Build are the Lopez family who are long-time residents of Long Beach.  Enrique Lopez works for St. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach and his wife Sonia works for the Long Beach Unified School District.  Their children, Angel (15) and Anthony (8), are currently students in the Long Beach Unified School District and their youngest son, Adan, is one-year old. “We can’t thank ...