AmeriCorps Week 2018

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) celebrated AmeriCorps Week March 11-17, 2018. AmeriCorps Week is a celebration of all things AmeriCorps, from the programs and organizations that make this national service initiative possible in thousands of locations across the country, to the members who have committed to “get things done” since the program’s inception in 1994. Each …

February Volunteer of the Month

Habitat LA is happy to announce Lolita Pizarro as our Volunteer of the Month. Lolita responded to a Habitat LA ad in 2009, requesting office help and nine years later, Lolita has become a vital asset to our volunteer team. Her hard work and commitment to the job have made her a valuable resource to the department. After working with …

Ultimate Players Make Ultimate Volunteers

Often when small groups want to participate in the building of Habitat for Humanity homes, there is an initial stumbling block – fundraising. Volunteer “Build Days” for groups of 20-25 people include a fundraising element in which the group commits to raise $5,000 together to cover material expenses for the fun and engaging day of service. Recently, LA OUT (Los …

January Volunteer of the Month

Jose Carrillo is our January 2018 Volunteer of the Month. Jose was selected by the Bellflower ReStore staff for his outstanding work and friendly attitude. According to Ian McGough, ReStore Manager, “He is a great volunteer, who works hard every day.” Jose joined the volunteer team in 2015. At 28 years old, Jose was managing a small store and sought …

Los Angeles Area Habitat for Humanity ReStores Provide More Ways to Support Affordable Housing in the Community

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Members of the community are encouraged to donate Items, shop discounted merchandise and volunteer Los Angeles, CA — January 19, 2018: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (Habitat LA) ReStores sell low-cost building and home improvement materials to the community. In the ReStores, shoppers will find items such as new and gently used furniture, appliances, lumber, hardware, vintage and …

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 …

December Volunteer of the Month

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) recognizes Linda Bame as our December Volunteer of the Month. Linda has been part of the Habitat LA family for over 3 years. After visiting us at the grand opening of the Habitat LA ReStore in Bellflower, she quickly learned about other opportunities where she could use her talents. She has …

Coolhaus Creates Custom Habitat LA Ice Cream Sammies

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Everyone loves ice cream, but it’s even cooler when you can enjoy a delicious treat and support a good cause like Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) at the same time! Coolhaus co-founders Natasha Case and Freya Estreller, who come from the design and real estate fields, …

National Volunteer Week Spotlight on Greg Raash

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In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 23-29), we are thrilled to highlight some of our awesome build site volunteers who help build homes and hope everyday! Greg Raash has dedicated himself to the Habitat mission all over the world and we are proud to say he began his journey with our affiliate back in 2000. Greg is one of …