Posts Tagged ‘restore’

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, ...

28
Jul

Posted by guest blogger: Roxana Sanchez Somewhere in the swirl of senior year, a former teacher turned mentor, posted a link on my Facebook wall. The link read: Bank of America Student Leaders Program. Though Bank of America was on my radar, I didn’t know they performed other functions outside of banking. In the Student Leaders Program, Bank of America sponsors students who are involved in their communities, to work an 8-week paid internship at a local non-profit. Also as part of the internship, Student Leaders are required to participate in an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for a week-long leadership summit. So in January 2014, I submitted my application and continued on with my life. Months after, when I least expected, I got an email from Bank of America congratulating me. A few days later I was informed of ...

12
Jun

We are thrilled to share this video produced by Now You Know about our ReStores. This was filmed at our Norwalk ReStore, however we have another location in Gardena and we will be opening our third location in Bellflower this summer. Find out more info about our ReStore used material operations. Related Posts: Don't Dump It, Donate It & Deduct It Discovering Hidden Treasures at ReStores Deconstructing with Ed Begley, Jr.

18
Apr

Students from Air Force Academy, University of Connecticut & Fisher College Spent Spring Break Building Affordable, Sustainable Homes in Lynwood Los Angeles, CA – April 18, 2014: More than 45 students from The United States Air Force Academy, University of Connecticut and Fisher College participated in the 25th anniversary of Collegiate Challenge with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. Student volunteers chose to spend their spring break working in the Norwalk ReStore, as well as painting and installing siding on seven affordable and sustainable homes in the City of Lynwood. Collegiate Challenge Summer Registration (April 6-Aug. 30) is now open. Click here to register. “We are so thankful to the students who chose to spend their spring break building hope, lives and communities,” said Erin Rank, president and CEO of HFH GLA. “Their selfless ...

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 ...

10
May

The Non-Profits will showcase the environmental and humanitarian benefits of the reuse of building materials in Booths #52 & #53 Santa Monica, CA – May 10, 2013: Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ ReStores and Deconstruction & Reuse Network (DRN) will be joining forces at this year’s Alt Build Expo in Santa Monica to show what the community can gain from their collaboration.  There is a direct benefit to the environment and community through the efforts of deconstruction and reuse of building materials, including supporting the building of affordable homes and ensuring materials are repurposed and diverted from local landfills.  Through its deconstruction and reuse services, DRN provides a consistent flow of building materials and home fixtures for HFH GLA’s ReStores located in Gardena and Norwalk. DRN, an environmental and social benefit organization develops programs for property owners to ensure materials from structures slated for remodel or tear ...

17
Apr

Volunteer Activities Taking Place in Greater Los Angeles April 15 - 21, 2012 Los Angeles, CA – April 17, 2012: National Volunteer Week, an annual event that encourages people to get engaged with their local communities, takes place April 15 to 21. During National Volunteer Week, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will be welcoming volunteers to its build sites, Gardena and Norwalk ReStores, offices and special events as well as celebrating the important role that they play in building affordable housing. Construction volunteers must be 16 years or older and ReStore volunteers need only be 14 years old to participate in the nationwide event. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up online at www.habitatla.org. National Volunteer Week “Celebrating People in Action,” presents an opportunity for individuals, families, non-profit organizations and government entities ...

14
Oct

Norwalk Residents & Businesses Encouraged to Shop, Donate & Volunteer at ReStore to Help Build Affordable Housing in the Community Los Angeles, CA – October 8, 2010: Two months after cutting the ribbon for Habitat for Humanity’s 700th ReStore, Mayor Gordon Stefenhagen returned to celebrate the partnership between the city of Norwalk and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) and to promote donations. The ReStore, located at 11029 Alondra Blvd., provides affordable new and gently used home items at drastically reduced prices. Along with City Hall staff and Chamber of Commerce members, Mayor Stefenhagen toured the ReStore to demonstrate his city’s support and to garner more support from local residents and businesses. A steady stream of donations and volunteers are needed to help the new ReStore generate income for HFH GLA’s building efforts.  HFH GLA’s second ReStore location opened in Norwalk to the public on Saturday, August 7th. Over the past ...