Hollywood celebrities and volunteers help revitalize Hyde Park neighborhood on June 3 and 4
Los Angeles (May 31, 2016) – More than 400 volunteers are expected to help build three new homes and revitalize homes in the surrounding neighborhood at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (Habitat LA) 2016 Hollywood Build on June 3-4 in Inglewood, Calif. This two-day build, presented by Lowe’s, will consist of the Entertainment Industry Build on Friday and the 12th annual Power Women, Power Tools® on Saturday.
Volunteers over the two days will include celebrities, entertainment industry executives, Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers, government officials and individuals from corporations, faith-based organizations, and community groups. The 2016 Hollywood Build will demonstrate Habitat LA’s commitment to investing $100 million into affordable homeownership opportunities and neighborhood revitalization in Los Angeles over the next five years as part of its Building a Greater Los Angeles campaign.
“The 2016 Hollywood Build is a hands-on opportunity to participate in Habitat LA’s transformational work in LA from new construction to home repair and community beautification projects,” says Erin Rank, Habitat LA President and CEO. “It is beyond exciting to have so many volunteers join us in Building a Greater Los Angeles to help families achieve stability and self-reliance for a stronger future.”
Volunteers will work side-by-side with Habitat LA homebuyers and homeowners who also invest their time and energy into sweat equity hours as part of their partnership with the organization. Specifically, participants will rock an entire block in Inglewood with the continued construction of three new homes at Habitat LA’s Hyde Park Place site as well as helping to repair, beautify and “green” homes in the surrounding neighborhood.
This is the fifth year that Lowe’s has supported this event to help Habitat LA raise awareness of the critical need for affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in Los Angeles through the hands-on assistance of their Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers. The event will also support a yearlong goal between Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity International to help 1,000 families build or repair their homes by the holidays.
“It is amazing to be a part of such a strong effort to address the shortage of decent and affordable homes here in LA,” said LeAnne Romesburg, Human Resources Director – field operations at Lowe’s. “At Lowe’s, we know the importance of having a stable place to call home and we hope that this event will make a lasting difference in the LA community.”
Additional funding and volunteer support is provided by: Duane Morris LLP, Fox Audience Strategy, Herbalife Nutrition, IMAX, La Cienega Design Quarter, Paradigm Talent Agency, Providence Health & Services Southern California, Sony Pictures.
Executive Vice President of
Audience Strategy, FOX Group
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP
SVP, Theatrical Departments,
Abrams Artists Agency
HR Director-Field Operations,
Confirmed Honorary Hosts:
HON. AUTUMN BURKE
CA State Assembly, D-62
HON. CRISTINA GARCIA
CA State Assembly, D-58
Actress, American Crime
GALE ANNE HURD
CEO, Valhalla Entertainment
Actress, Blue Bloods
SAMUEL L. JACKSON
TINA KNOWLES LAWSON
Designer, Destiny’s Child
Actor, How Stella Got
Her Groove Back
Actress, The Young and
HON. ELOY MORALES, JR.
Councilmember, CD-3, Inglewood
HON. GRACE NAPOLITANO
U.S. House of Representatives, D-32
HON. ALEX PADILLA
Councilmember, CD-2, Inglewood
HON. FRAN PAVLEY
CA State Senator, D-27
JAMES PICKENS, JR.
Actor, Grey’s Anatomy
Former player and current President of
Operations, Los Angeles Kings
HON. LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD
U.S. House of Representatives, D-40
HON. LINDA SÁNCHEZ
U.S. House of Representatives, D-38
Actor, House of Lies
ANGELA BASSETT VANCE
Actress, London Has Fallen
COURTNEY B. VANCE
Actor, The People vs. O.J. Simpson
Founder, Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity
HON. MAXINE WATERS U.S. House of Representatives, D-38
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 1,000 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 habitatla.org.
About Lowe’s in the Community
Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA