Thrivent Builds Kicks Off 14th Home in Partnership with Habitat LA

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We recently kicked off our 14th home in partnership with Thrivent Builds in the City of Bellflower. Thrivent Representatives, Lutheran church and community members, future and current homeowners, crew leaders, and Habitat LA staff all celebrated the first walls of a beautiful new and affordable home for the Afemata family. Thrivent has been a longtime partner with Habitat for Humanity, …

Local Pastors Join Habitat LA to Build Homes and Hope in Bellflower

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We recently welcomed local Pastors and mission leaders from the Bellflower Ministerial Association to help build six affordable homes currently under construction in the City of Bellflower. It was a great day, filled with hope and hard work. The Bellflower Ministerial Association meets each month to pray together, to encourage one another, to share information and resources for their ministries, …

Cesar Chavez Day

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By Allison Park, Youth United Member It has been many decades since Cesar Chavez’s empowering union rights movements, but his legacy still ripples through our nation today. Today we celebrate the great changes he made upon our society, from fighting against vicious racism to rallying for consumer rights and farmers’ living conditions. Without Chavez, the United States wouldn’t be the …

Cesar Chavez and His Legacy

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By Jacqueline Lee, Youth United Member As a Mexican-American in the 1940’s, son to immigrant parents, and a migrant worker, life was not always easy for Cesar Chavez. Near Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927, Cesar Chavez was born in an era of depression, lack of prosperity, and economic downfall. However, through this high tension period, Chavez trudged through it …

Cesar Chavez’ Legacy – Civil Rights Activist & Affordable Housing Champion

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Cesar Chavez Day is a federal commemorative holiday in the U.S. by proclamation of President Obama in 2014. On March 31 of each year, Cesar Chavez’s birth and legacy of being a civil rights and labor movement activist is celebrated. The Chavez Foundation (CCF), a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to enriching and improving the lives of farm worker …

#DIYTuesday: How to Transform an Old Dresser into a Unique Bathroom Vanity

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Upcycling Workshop: A Dresser Becomes a Bathroom Vanity Upcycling furniture is a very popular DIY project these days, and fortunately, our ReStores are packed with wonderful pieces to choose from. In a recent DIY Workshop held in our Torrance ReStore location, our own Justin DiPego demonstrated how to transform an old dresser into a beautiful bathroom vanity. For those who …

Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Partner to Help Local Family Obtain Dream of Home Ownership

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Los Angeles, CA — March 16, 2017: Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) are partnering in the City of Bellflower to build a home alongside a local family through the Thrivent Builds Homes program. Thrivent members and others will volunteer to help the future homeowners build their new home. Thrivent Financial has awarded Habitat …