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. …

Habitat LA Volunteer Builds at 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles volunteer, Tom Rooney, traveled to Canada this year for the 34th Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project (CWP). To mark Canada’s 150th anniversary, the CWP built 150 homes alongside 150 future Habitat homeowners. Tom worked with Habitat for Humanity Edmonton where 75 of the 150 homes were built. Every morning all of the …

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Teams Up with Altisource for Local Build Day

Los Angeles, CA (July 27, 2017) – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will welcome 30 Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (Altisource) (NASDAQ: ASPS) employees on Friday, July 28 who will roll up their sleeves to assist with the construction of four new homes on Henderson Avenue in Long Beach. The build day is part of the company’s …

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

Bob Johnson (2nd from left) Volunteer since 2003.

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 …