Building the Beloved Community

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By Jonathan Reckford and Erin Rank Habitat for Humanity is propelled by a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. We devote ourselves to creating that world because we believe everyone — every single one of us, regardless of who we are or where we come from — deserves a decent life and deserves the …

Betty Monroy, Proud Mother and Habitat Homeowner in Downey

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Betty Monroy learned about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) in 2008. She was a long-time resident of Downey and very active in her community.  As a single mother of three, she was working several jobs just to make ends meet. During the economic downturn, Betty lost her primary job and found herself working several part-time jobs …

Chipotle Restaurants to Host Fundraiser for Habitat LA on Thursday, Nov. 2nd

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Queso, what’s the deal?  We’re glad you asked! The awesome folks at Chipotle are hosting a fundraiser THIS THURSDAY, Nov. 2nd! Please share the good news with your friends, family, and coworkers. Here are some details about the fundraiser: WHEN Thursday, November 2nd between 10:30 AM and 10:00 PM (so you can have lunch and dinner there!) WHERE ANY Chipotle …

Disaster Relief: We’ve Done This Before; We’re Going to Do It Again

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The devastation caused by the recent hurricanes has left most of us feeling helpless and wondering how we can help.  As tragic as these events have been, we must come together quickly to help begin rebuilding efforts.  Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria, have caused catastrophic destruction that will take years to reverse, however we here at Habitat for Humanity …

Erin Rank Featured on 94.7 The Wave with Pat Prescott

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Our President and CEO Erin Rank was a guest on 94.7 The Wave with Host Pat Prescott to discuss the 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball and other affordable housing initiatives.  In case you missed it, you can listen now.

Fun in the Sun: August Build Days!

August has been a busy month and we are thankful for the many different volunteer groups that partnered with us! In Long Beach, construction is underway on a new four home community. The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce’s professional staff spent their annual employee retreat working on these homes and showing their support for building more affordable housing in L.A. County. …

DIY Workshop: Visions Paint Party

The ReStore, for a few years now, has been bringing Pinterest to life with DIY workshops showing customers how to use ReStore materials for their creations. Our most recent DIY workshop took place in August at our Bellflower ReStore. The task was to transform an outdated piece of furniture into a work of art and the featured material was Visions …