7th General Hospital Fan Build Day

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The 7th General Hospital Fan Build was recently held at the site of our six-home neighborhood in the City of Bellflower. Fans of the long-running daytime drama generously donated $300 for the opportunity to spend the day building homes alongside their favorite cast members, some coming from as far as New Jersey and Saskatchewan! It was an intimate group that …

National Volunteer Week Spotlight on Bob Johnson

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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! Bob Johnson has been a friendly face on our build sites for many years, helping thousands of volunteers learn to build. Bob is one of our beloved retiree volunteers, whom we affectionately refer …

Thrivent Builds Kicks Off 14th Home in Partnership with Habitat LA

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We recently kicked off our 14th home in partnership with Thrivent Builds in the City of Bellflower. Thrivent Representatives, Lutheran church and community members, future and current homeowners, crew leaders, and Habitat LA staff all celebrated the first walls of a beautiful new and affordable home for the Afemata family. Thrivent has been a longtime partner with Habitat for Humanity, …

Cesar Chavez and His Legacy

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By Jacqueline Lee, Youth United Member As a Mexican-American in the 1940’s, son to immigrant parents, and a migrant worker, life was not always easy for Cesar Chavez. Near Yuma, Arizona on March 31, 1927, Cesar Chavez was born in an era of depression, lack of prosperity, and economic downfall. However, through this high tension period, Chavez trudged through it …

Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Partner to Help Local Family Obtain Dream of Home Ownership

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Los Angeles, CA — March 16, 2017: Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) are partnering in the City of Bellflower to build a home alongside a local family through the Thrivent Builds Homes program. Thrivent members and others will volunteer to help the future homeowners build their new home. Thrivent Financial has awarded Habitat …

AmericCorps Week 2017

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Today, marks the conclusion of AmeriCorps Week. Each year during this week, Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the country celebrate and recognize the commitment of AmeriCorps members and alums by highlighting the extraordinary impact they make across our nation every day. It all began 22 years ago, when Habitat for Humanity partnered with The Corporation for National and Community Service, …

For Tiffany Ortiz, Her Family’s Journey to Homeownership is a Family Affair

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We love when our partner families share their experiences with us.  Tiffany Ortiz and her family are working on their sweat equity and will soon be moving into their own Habitat LA home in Long Beach. Tiffany’s husband Carlos and their two sons recently volunteered during Habitat LA’s partnership day with the Compton Initiative, a non-profit organization founded in 2006 …