More than 300 Volunteers Built Homes and Hope during the 2-Day Event, Presented by City National Bank
Los Angeles, CA (June 20, 2019) — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), along with presenting sponsor City National Bank, announced that its 2019 Hollywood Build raised nearly $300,000 to help address the pressing need for affordable housing in the greater Los Angeles through permanent housing solutions.
The 2019 Hollywood Build attracted more than 300 volunteers and featured the Entertainment Industry Build on Friday, June 7th and Power Women, Power Tools® on Saturday, June 8th. Entertainment industry executives, celebrities, corporate leaders, government officials, faith groups, and community stakeholders lent their time, talent, and donated for the special build event. Volunteers worked side-by-side with current and future Habitat LA homeowners to help build a 10-home community currently underway in Culver City.
“Right now, there is a critical need for affordable housing in Los Angeles and communities everywhere,” says Erin Rank, President and CEO of Habitat LA. “Through events like the Hollywood Build, and partnering with amazing sponsors like City National Bank, we are working to continue making a significant impact in the lives of hardworking families and individuals who need a decent place to call home.”
During the lunch presentation, Lindsay Dunn, Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of City National Bank’s Real Estate Division, said that the 2019 Hollywood Build is part of an ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity.
Dunn added, “We are incredibly happy to be part of a mission that drives hope, fulfills dreams, and brings families together for stable and secure futures. We share a deep passion for commitment and community, and we understand the far-reaching needs and effects of investing in people through Habitat for Humanity.”
Many high-profile volunteers participated in this year’s signature event including:
Tonya Banks, Actress, Little Women LA
Vanessa Bell Calloway, Actress, Shameless
Ashley Fink, Actress, Glee
Mikaela Hoover, Actress, Guardians of The Galaxy
Cookie Johnson, Philanthropist/Author
Charley Koontz, Actor, CSI Cyber
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
“Habitat’s Hollywood Build is my favorite [event] of the year. It really highlights what a giving, hardworking, cooperative community Hollywood can be when given a worthy common goal,” said Lisa LoCicero, Actress – General Hospital. “With the incredible numbers of people who show up, you really see a huge amount of building get done in a very short while and it keeps getting the word out that this amazing and venerable charity is more vibrant and active than ever!”
Habitat LA wishes to thank its 2019 Hollywood Build sponsors and supporters:
Presenting Level Sponsor
City National Bank
Silver Level Sponsors
Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
World of Fruit
Architect Level Sponsors
Southern California Edison
Builder Level Sponsors
Avalon Bay Communities
Clutter Moving Co.
LA Ale Works/ Cindy Hoag
General Level Sponsors
The 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
To stay current on all Habitat LA events, follow @HabitatLA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or visit 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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