Hollywood Shines the Spotlight on Affordable Housing in Support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

More than 300 Volunteers to Build Homes and Hope during the Hollywood Build Presented by City National Bank

Los Angeles, CA (June 6, 2019) — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), along with presenting sponsor City National Bank, is proud to announce its 2019 Hollywood Build featuring the Entertainment Industry Build on Friday, June 7th and Power Women, Power Tools® on Saturday, June 8th.

More than 300 entertainment industry executives, celebrities, corporate leaders, government officials, faith groups, and community stakeholders will work side-by-side with current and future Habitat LA homeowners to help construct a 10-home community in Culver City.  The Hollywood Build supports Habitat LA’s commitment to addressing the pressing need for affordable housing in the greater Los Angeles area by creating permanent housing solutions.

“We are humbled by the support we receive year after year from the entertainment community and beyond,” says Erin Rank, President and CEO of Habitat LA. “City National Bank has been a longtime partner and we are grateful for their generous support of this event, as well as their willingness to physically and financially help us build homes here in Los Angeles and across the country.”

This year’s signature event has attracted Honorary Hollywood Ambassadors such as: Angela Bassett, Tina Knowles Lawson, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Holly Robinson Peete, Kelly Rowland, Paula Poundstone, Chris Tucker, Chandra Wilson, and many more, while event alumni include a myriad of top celebrities.

Notable volunteers expected to attend include:
Tonya Banks, Actress, Little Women LA
Vanessa Bell Calloway, Actress, Shameless
Johnathan Brewer II, Actor/DIYer, Home Made Simple
Judge Mablean Ephraim, TV Personality
Ashley Fink, Actress, Glee
Mikaela Hoover, Actor, Guardians of The Galaxy
Cookie Johnson, Philanthropist/Author
Josh Kelly, Actor, One Life to Live
Charley Koontz, Actor, CSI Cyber
Tina Knowles Lawson, Designer/Social influencer
Kate Linder, Actress, Young & The Restless
Lisa LoCicero, Actress, General Hospital
Rory O’Malley, Actor, The Book of Mormon
KiKi Shepard,  Actress/Model, Showtime at the Apollo
Glynn Turman, Actor/Director, The Red Line
Gregg Wayans, Actor, Wayans family

Official sponsors of the 2019 Hollywood Build include:

Presenting Level Sponsor
City National Bank

Silver Level Sponsors
Astek Inc.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
World of Fruit

Architect Level Sponsors
Kayne Anderson
Sony Entertainment
Southern California Edison

Builder Level Sponsors
Avalon Bay Communities
Clutter Moving Co.
Kendra Scott
LA Ale Works/ Cindy Hoag
Paradigm Agency

General Level Sponsors
Fulcrum Co.
HMC Architects

Habitat LA also wishes to thank the members of its 2019 Hollywood Build Host Committee:
Susan Booth, Partner, Holland & Knight
Lindsay Dunn, Senior VP Real Estate Banking, City National Bank
Julie Ann Emery, Actress
Kiesha Nix, Executive Director, LA Lakers Youth Foundation
Marni Rosenzweig, Owner, The Rosenzweig Group LA
Albert Vera, Owner, Sorrento Italian Market, and Commissioner, City of Culver City

All of these generous supporters share Habitat LA’s belief in the importance of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to call home, and that the stability and security of homeownership allows families to pursue careers, further their education and watch their children thrive.

To stay current on all Habitat LA current events, including Hollywood Build, follow @HabitatLA and #HollywoodBuild on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or visit our web site at habitatla.org.

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 www.habitatla.org

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Media Contacts:
Genetric Brown
Habitat LA
O: 424-246-3187
C: 310-808-5902

Angela Moore
Starfish P.R.
C: 310-429-8868