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 …

The Biggest Storm of the Year Could Not Keep These Wells Fargo Volunteers from Building

Long-time Volunteer, Mia Joiner, shares her rainy build day with her Wells Fargo team. “From a tiny spark, may burst a mighty flame.” This quote so accurately describes our small, but mighty team from last Friday [January 20, 2017.] Thank you to my dedicated group that came out in the pouring rain! Although weather conditions were not in our favor, we …

Wells Fargo Volunteers Welcome Hyde Park Families Home

Volunteers from Wells Fargo came out to help us build three homes on our Hyde Park site in Inglewood. You can read about their build days HERE and HERE. We were thrilled that they could attend the recent dedication of these homes and see the families receive their keys. The post below is by Mia Joiner, one of the Wells …

Helping Hands Swing Hammers

Guest Blog Post by Debbie Abeles from Temple Beth Am Sawdust on your pants, caulk under your fingernails, paint specks in your hair…there’s no better way to spend a Sunday. When we signed up with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to participate in building a home in Montebello, we thought it would be helpful to a family in need, …