Posts Tagged ‘lynwood’

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 ...

26
Nov

Volunteers Put Faith into Action to Rehabilitate Two Lynwood Homes  Los Angeles, CA – November 26, 2012: The need for affordable housing brought together volunteers from the faith traditions of Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, the Religious Society of Friends and Unitarian Universalism for the first Interfaith Build Week in Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A.’s (HFH GLA) history. Volunteers from eight faith traditions built alongside each other November 14-17th to complete renovation projects on two homes being rehabilitated in Lynwood, which will be sold to qualified, low-income families. Faith leaders from greater Los Angeles emphasized the importance of setting aside differences in order to build hope, lives and communities in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. “So many rich faith traditions exist in the communities we serve here in greater Los Angeles,” said Erin Rank, ...

06
Aug

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ Premier Build Weekend Event Announced for Sept. 29-30, 2012  Los Angeles, CA – August 6, 2012: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles announced today Lowe’s will return as the “Diamond Hammer” (title corporate partner) of its premier build events, Power Women Power Tools (PWPT) and the Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon (HFHFH BAT). More than 500 volunteers will participate in the events at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30. The volunteers will build walls, which will be used for future home construction in the local community. Lowe’s became the title corporate partner for the events in 2011 and since then has committed more than $500,000 to revitalize communities throughout greater Los Angeles. Lowe’s provides hands-on support with teams of ...

12
Jun

Kickoff Event Planned for Saturday, June 16th Los Angeles, CA – June 12, 2012: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will host a kickoff event on Saturday, June 16 to celebrate the first day Thrivent Financial volunteers will build on the 2012 Thrivent Builds home located in Lynwood, CA. Twenty Lutheran Congregations, from greater Los Angeles, will contribute 50% of the volunteer hours and 10% of the funding needed to build the new home. A brief presentation from 9:00 – 9:30 am will include remarks from HFH GLA representatives, partner homeowners and volunteers, as well as representatives from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Bishop Dean Nelson from the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. “Every year that we can continue to partner with Thrivent Financial is a blessing,” says Erin Rank, President/CEO of HFH GLA. “Thrivent’s commitment ...

16
May

Los Angeles, CA – May 16, 2012– Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will host more than 75 AmeriCorps members the week of May 20-25 for Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. In addition to Los Angeles, the annual Build-a-Thon will be hosted by Habitat affiliates in Dallas, Milwaukee, and Pensacola, Fl. May 14-25. The builds will engage over 400 AmeriCorps members and alumni from 36 states, and helps to highlight local community needs for affordable housing and the members’ service with Habitat. This year’s Build-a-Thon is also helping HFH GLA to meet its goals with regards to the second phase of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2). The federally funded program partners with state and local governments and nonprofits to help reverse the decline in neighborhoods severely affected by foreclosures and abandonment. Habitat for Humanity International was awarded NSP2 funds by HUD for seven Habitat ...

30
Mar

Local Youth will Kick Start Act! Speak! Build! Week with a Cesar Chavez Build Day Event on Saturday, March 31 Los Angeles, CA – March 30, 2012: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) and local youth will be commemorating the life of farm labor activist, Cesar Chavez, with a build day event on Saturday, March 31. The event will take place on a build site at 3232 Euclid Ave. in Lynwood, CA. from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. In addition to celebrating Chavez’s legacy of non-violent activism and justice for all, the day will also serve as the official launch of Habitat for Humanity’s annual Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW). The student-initiated week of advocacy, taking place April 1-7, seeks to empower young people to educate themselves and their communities on affordable housing and move people to action. Students, ages 5-25, lead and initiate their own ...

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 ...

13
Jan

Local Volunteers will Celebrate MLK Day by Building Affordable Housing  Los Angeles, CA – January 13, 2011: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will commemorate Dr. King’s birthday with a day of service in his honor on Saturday, January 15th. From 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, local volunteers will be building at several sites throughout the greater Los Angeles area in order to honor the man who dedicated his life to serving others. Part of the celebration will include a brief lunch program featuring excerpts from Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. The lunch program is scheduled to begin approximately at 11:30 am at HFH GLA’s Imperial Build Site, located at 4237 Imperial Highway in Lynwood, CA.  Lunch is being donated by El Pollo Loco. “Dr. King was a man committed to making change happen,” says Erin Rank. “Volunteering to ...