Volunteers Make Our World Go ‘Round

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On Thursday April 19, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) held our annual volunteer appreciation event. Over 80 volunteers attended at the Hotel Maya in downtown Long Beach. The President’s Service Award recognizes individuals, families and groups that have achieved a certain number of hours of service over a 12-month period. Many of our volunteers received a …

Mexi-CAN Global Village Trip

Seven members of the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) Board of Directors helped to build a home for Juan, Monica and their son Emmanuel in Nayarit, Mexico this February 2018 through our annual Chairman’s Global Village trip. “It was a rewarding week of being able to see Habitat’s work in action internationally, said Erin Rank President …

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 …

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 …

“I love that this organization brings out the best in people.”

It takes a lot of people with different skills to accomplish our goal at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA): to change lives by building homes. The members of our community who are working at the Henderson build site in Long Beach recently shared their insights and experiences. Owning a home can have an amazing effect on …

American Crime Story: Versace

Every time a television show wraps there are set pieces leftover that still have a lot of life left in them. Fox Studios has an entire team dedicated to making sure these pieces have the opportunity at a second home. American Crime Story: Versace wrapped this season and many of the fabulous, well-made set decor was donated to Habitat for …

Habitat LA Toasts Donors and Volunteers at Holiday Party

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Each year at this time, we invite our donors and volunteers to celebrate the season as we reflect upon the past year. We all had much to celebrate this past year, including being named once again as a Top 25 Residential Home Builder in Los Angeles by The Los Angeles Business Journal (and the only nonprofit on the list) and …

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. …