Over 400 Volunteers to Join Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles & Lowe’s for 2017 Hollywood Build

Celebrities and volunteers will frame walls for Culver City neighborhood June 9 and 10

 Los Angeles (June 2, 2017) – More than 400 volunteers are expected to help build the walls for 10 new homes at the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (Habitat LA) 2017 Hollywood Build on June 9-10 in Culver City, California. This two-day build, presented by Lowe’s, will consist of the Entertainment Industry Build on Friday and the 13th annual Power Women, Power Tools® on Saturday.

Volunteers will include celebrities, entertainment industry executives, government representatives, corporate executives and individuals from faith-based organizations and community groups.  The 2017 Hollywood Build will demonstrate Habitat LA’s commitment to investing $100 million into affordable homeownership opportunities and neighborhood revitalization in Los Angeles, as part of its Building a Greater Los Angeles campaign.

“The Hollywood Build is one of our most popular events of the year, attracting a large number of volunteers from various industries, who want a hands-on experience building and transforming lives here in Los Angeles,” said Erin Rank, President and CEO of Habitat LA. “Each year we are moved by the overwhelming support we receive to help low-income families achieve stability and self-reliance for a stronger future.”

Volunteers will work side-by-side future homebuyers and current homeowners, who also invest their time and energy into sweat equity hours as part of their partnership with Habitat LA. Specifically, participants will be framing walls that will be used to construct 10 new homes in Culver City.

This is the sixth year that Lowe’s has supported the Hollywood Build, furthering the company’s commitment to help Habitat LA raise awareness of the critical need for affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in Los Angeles.

“For Lowe’s, it is so meaningful to help families on their path to homeownership,” said Veronica January, Lowe’s Market Director. “The sense of pride and security that comes from owning a home is really the foundation for building a strong and healthy family life and future.”

Additional funding and volunteer support is provided by: Abrams Artists Agency, IMAX Corporation, the Lelia Fund, Paradigm Talent Agency, The Queen Mary, Tarte high performance naturals and Warner Brothers Records.

Confirmed Hosts:
Susan Booth
Holland & Knight  LLP

Veronica January

John Jenkins
The Queen Mary

Stacy McDaniel
The Lelia Fund

Marni Rosenzweig
Abrams Artists Agency

Confirmed Honorary Committee:
Hon. Ben Allen
CA Senate, D-26

Hon. Sean Ashton
Mayor Pro Tem, Downey, D-2

Tonya Banks
Little Women

Hon. Art Barajas
Montebello City Council

Hon. Kathryn Barger
LA County Supervisor, D-5

Hon. Maria Bernal
Vice Mayor, Southgate

Hon. Richard Bloom
CA Assembly, D-50

Hon. Autumn Burke
CA Assembly, D-62

Hon. Steven Bradford
CA Senate, D-35

Hon. Ian Calderon
CA Assembly, D-57

Rocky Carroll

Hon. Gilbert Cedillo
LA City Council, D-1

Karen Civil
Author/Media Maven

Hon. Jim Clarke
Mayor, Culver City

Keith David

Hon. Lula Davis-Holmes
Mayor Pro Tem, Carson

Hon. Kevin De Leon
CA Senate President pro Tempore, D-24

Hon. Vanessa Delgado
Montebello City Council

Hon. Diane Dubois
Mayor, Lakewood

Hon. Mitchell Englander
LA City Council, D-12

Hon. Göran Eriksson
Culver City Council

Hon. Laura Friedman
CA Assembly, D-43

Hon. Cristina Garcia
CA Assembly, D-58

Hon. Robert Garcia
Mayor, Long Beach

Hon. Mike Gipson
CA Assembly, D-64

Hon. Jimmy Gomez
CA Assembly, D-51

Hon. Lena Gonzalez
Long Beach City Council, D-1

Hon. Jack Hadjinian
Montebello City Council

Hon. Janice Hahn
LA County Supervisor, D-4

Hon. Marqueece Harris-Dawson
LA City Council, D- 8

Hon. Cedric Hicks
Carson City Council

Hon. Lindsey Horvath
West Hollywood City Council

Gale Anne Hurd
Valhalla Entertainment

Hon. Reggie Jones-Sawyer
CA Assembly, D-59

Charley Koontz
CSI Cyber

Hon. Paul Krekorian
LA City Council, D-2

Hon. Sheila Kuehl
LA County Supervisor, D-3

Hon. Ricardo Lara
CA Senate, D-33

Richard Lawson
How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Tina Knowles Lawson

Kate Linder
The Young and the Restless

Hon. Alex Saab
Downey City Council, D-5

Lisa LoCicero
General Hospital

Areva Martin
Celebrity Attorney

Hon. Nury Martinez
LA City Council, D-6

Hon. Tony Mendoza
CA Senate, D-32

Hon. Holly Mitchell
CA Senate, D-30

Hon. Grace Napolitano
US Congress, D-32

Yvonne Orji

Hon. Blanca Pacheco
Downey City Council, D-1

Holly Robinson Peete
For Peete’s Sake

James Pickens, Jr.
Grey’s Anatomy

Paula Poundstone

Pat Prescott
94.7 The Wave

Hon. Anthony Rendon
CA Assembly Speaker, D-63

Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas
LA County Supervisor, D-2

Hon. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
CA Assembly Speaker, D-54

Hon. Rick Rodriguez
Downey City Council, D-3

Hon. Todd Rogers
Lakewood City Council

Hon. Vivian Romero
Mayor, Montebello

Richard Roundtree
Being Mary Jane

Kelly Rowland
Destiny’s Child

Hon. Meghan Sahli-Wells
Culver City Council

Hon. Adam Schiff
US Congress, D-28

KiKi Shepard
Showtime at the Apollo

Hon. Thomas Small
Vice Mayor, Culver City

Hon. Henry Stern
CA Senate, D-27

Hon. Ali Taj
Mayor, Artesia

Hon. Juanita Trujillo
Santa Fe Springs City Council

Glynn Turman
House of Lies

Kyle Richards Umansky
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Mauricio Umansky
CEO, The Agency

Blair Underwood

Hon. Nestor Valencia
Bell City Council

Angela Bassett Vance
What’s Love Got to Do With It

Hon. Fernando Vasquez
Mayor, Downey, D-4

Courtney B. Vance
The People v. O.J. Simpson

Hon. Tony Vasquez
Santa Monica City Council

Hon. Maxine Waters
US Congress, D-43

Hon. Herb Wesson
LA City Council, D-10

Hon. Kurt Weideman
Torrance City Council

Dominic Zamprogna
General Hospital

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with five consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,300 homes locally and worldwide since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit dev.habitatla.org.


About Lowe’s in the Community

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.

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Media Contacts:
Yvonne Lara
Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA

Angela Moore
Starfish PR