Veterans

04
Nov

2013 Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon Impact Area

Lynwood, Calif. has been designated as a Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) city by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. To date, we have built, rehabbed and repaired more than 80 homes, serving more than 250 individuals in Lynwood.  Our NRI model is multifaceted and includes programs and services for residents, youth, veterans and seniors.Follow the Hashtag #HBAT13 Follow the Hashtag #HBAT13 on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 from 2-3pm PT to participate in our HFHFH Build-A-Thon Twitter Party. Related Posts: Meet Laura ...

26
Mar

Los Angeles, CA – March 26, 2013:  Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has been selected as one of seven “Affiliates of Distinction” by Habitat for Humanity International. The Affiliates of Distinction program was established this year by Habitat for Humanity to honor those Habitat affiliates that meet or exceed best-practice standards. “We are extremely honored to be acknowledged as one of the Inaugural Affiliates of Distinction,” said Erin Rank, president and CEO, HFH GLA. “This award belongs to all of the staff, Board Members and volunteers who carry out our work with passion and integrity every day. We applaud the work of Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the nation, and we are proud to be part of this ministry.” Since 1990, HFH GLA has built and renovated nearly ...

25
Sep

Two-Day Build includes Lowe’s Power Women Power Tools & Lowe’s Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon  (Saturday, 9/29) Lowe’s Power Women Power Tools #PWPT2012 (Sunday, 9/30) Lowe’s Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon #BAT2012 WHO: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA); Lowe’s Heroes; Partner Homeowners; Celebrities; Entertainment Industry Volunteers and “Power Women” Volunteers from all Sectors. WHAT: HFH GLA is teaming up with Lowe’s for the 2nd year to host its premiere build event.  Volunteers will frame walls for new, decent, affordable and sustainable homes to be constructed in the local community in 2013. The first day of this high-profile event is the 8th Annual Power Women Power Tools (PWPT) build day which will bring together over 200 high-profile female executives from various sectors, including corporate, government, faith and the entertainment industry, for a one of a kind building experience.  The second day ...

13
Aug

Mark your Calendars for EarthFest L.A.!

--> We are looking forward to participating in EarthFest L.A. on Saturday, September 15 at West L.A. College! The purpose of this great event is to raise awareness about environmental protection, conservation and pollution prevention. Alongside other great local organizations, we will be sharing information on the steps we take to lessen our environmental impact and strengthen communities. We build greenbecause it is the right thing to do for the environment and our partner homeowners, as it helps them save on utility costs. Our Gardena and Norwalk ReStores are also a big part of putting our commitment to sustainability into practice. Since our ReStores were established, they’ve helped to divert over five million ...

07
Aug

Immediate Opportunities for Qualified Households  Los Angeles, CA – August 7, 2012: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) is pleased to offer free or deferred, zero-interest loans for home repairs to veteran and military homeowners and their families who reside in the greater Los Angeles area.  This program is offered on a first come, first served basis. This special program is available for low-income veteran homeowners and/or household members who were honorably discharged from the military. Examples of repair services include wheelchair ramps and interior home modifications for increased accessibility, landscaping, painting, window and roof replacement, as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing upgrades. To Qualify, Applicants Must Meet The Following Requirements: Be a homeowner or household member earning less than 80% of LA County’s area median income Repairs needed must meet ...

27
Jun

ReStore Volunteer Spotlight: Roxley Pratt

Our volunteers mean everything to us so we always love to shine a spotlight on them here. Gardena ReStore volunteer Roxley Pratt has a unique story and heartfelt commitment to service so, in honor of Roxley's last day today, we thought we'd share his story with the world he makes so much better every day.In 1998, 20 year old Roxley and his family fled Sierra Leone, West Africa for the United States to escape the country's civil war. His family of five - including his mother, father, sister, and brother - had never left Sierra Leone before the war. The family boarded the African Queen, which had a capacity of approximately 170, along with 750 refugees for a four day journey. They encountered one of the worst storms in years and Roxley says it is because of the grace of God that they did not ...

04
May

NSP Update from Erin Rank

President and CEO, Erin Rank, discusses one of Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A.'s 2012 initiatives, NSP.   Related Posts:Opportunities to Serve Our Local Veterans Habitat for HeroesA Day of Habitat for Humanity Reflection

25
Apr

President and CEO Erin Rank discusses how Habitat for Humanity is serving those who serve in Greater Los Angeles.  Watch this short video to learn how you can get involved and give back to the service men and women who give so much for us. Related Posts:Quoted by the White HouseHabitat for Heroes Kicks Off with The Home Depot FoundationNavy Volunteers Build with Habitat during LA Navy Week

05
Apr

Jimmy Carter & Roger Owens Reconnect During JCWP Los Angeles

On opening day for Major League Baseball, we thought it would be appropriate to share a story that warmed out hearts. It involves the Los Angeles Dodgers and Habitat for Humanity's most famous volunteer, former President Jimmy Carter.The article below recently appeared in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals.Enjoy!Related Posts:Preparing for a Royal VisitWhite House BlogDeconstructing with Ed

24
Jan

Fair to be Held at California State University, Dominguez Hills Los Angeles, CA -- January 24, 2012: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will host a Homeownership Resource Fair on Saturday, February 4, 2012. The organization will provide information on a variety of opportunities for Los Angeles-area, low-income individuals and families interested in affordable homeownership and home repair services.  The Homeownership Resource Fair will take place at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills in the Loker Student Union at 1000 East Victoria Street in the city of Carson and is open to the general public.  Two sessions will be available (9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm). Admission and parking is free and advance registration is required. The Homeownership Resource Fair will offer workshops on the following topics: How to Purchase a Zero-Interest HFH GLA Home What is “Mortgage Assistance” and Can I Qualify? Habitat for Heroes Program for Veterans How ...