Disaster Recovery

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Our Disaster Recovery was established as a result of the devastating 2017-2018 wildfire season. In November, 2018, Los Angeles County experienced the most destructive wildfire in its history. Propelled by wind gusts of up to 70 mph, the Woolsey fire burned for 13 days before nearly 4,000 firefighters could contain it. It left behind a trail of devastation that covered 150 square miles.

As part of our 2017 expansion into the San Fernando Valley, Habitat LA joined the Emergency Network of Los Angeles. We then helped establish and joined the Los Angeles Regional Community Recovery Organization (LARCRO). LARCRO is a coalition of community organizations and local government offices dedicated to helping those impacted by wildfires and other natural disasters. (remove-Since the fires containment, we’ve been meeting with local residents to discuss the best way for us to help them rebuild their lives and communities.) Since inception, we have helped repair and rebuild over 120 homes and families.

Supporting families affected by natural and manmade disasters requires collaborative efforts. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) helps affected families with immediate and long-term support. The need for quality shelter and housing often remains for years after disasters and Los Angeles County remains at-risk for many types of incidents. We help communities recover, rebuild, strengthen and prepare for future hazards; your support will provide the means to continue this aspect of our mission.

Drop by one of our 3 ReStore locations (Bellflower, Torrance, Los Angeles) with donations of furniture or home goods.
Learn more about how Habitat for Humanity is responding to natural disasters in other areas.


Wildfire Relief


Maui Wildfire Relief Efforts


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On August 8th, catastrophic fires spread through three cities on Maui Island: Kula, Kihei, and Lahaina. These disastrous fires caused families, businesses, and whole communities to lose virtually everything overnight. Your generosity is vital to helping these communities rebuild. We're asking the Habitat LA community to join us in helping Habitat for Humanity Maui as they start to rebuild. Together we can make a difference and help rebuild homes, lives, and dreams on Maui.


Donate Online

Make a donation directly to Habitat for Humanity Maui’s disaster relief efforts. Click the button below for more information:


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Ship Donations

You can ship items to the Habitat for Humanity Maui ReStore.

Needs include:

  • water
  • basic personal hygiene items (wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, q-tips, bars of soap)
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • first aid kits or items (band-aids, bandages, wraps)
  • diapers (babies and toddlers)
  • baby wipes
  • adult diapers
  • pads, tampons, and panty liners

Donations can be shipped to:

Habitat for Humanity Maui
1162 Lower Main St., Wailuku, HI 96793


Creek Fire and Woolsey Fire Relief Efforts




In November, 2018, Los Angeles County experienced the most destructive wildfire in its history. Propelled by wind gusts of up to 70 mph, the Woolsey fire burned for 13 days before nearly 4,000 firefighters could contain it. It left behind a trail of devastation that covered 150 square miles.

As part of our 2017 expansion into the San Fernando Valley, Habitat LA joined the Emergency Network of Los Angeles. We then helped establish and joined the Los Angeles Regional Community Recovery Organization (LARCRO). LARCRO is a coalition of community organizations and local government offices dedicated to helping those impacted by wildfires and other natural disasters. Since the fires containment, we’ve been meeting with local residents to discuss the best way for us to help them rebuild their lives and communities.

We started by helping the families whose homes were damaged but not destroyed by the fire. With funding help from the United Way and the American Red Cross, we have been able to repair over 45 homes in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park. In partnership with LARCRO, we are in the process of aiding survivors whose homes were completely destroyed from the Woolsey fire by assisting with essential needs to ensure they have a safe, sanitary, and secure home to return.

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Deferred Payment, Low-Interest Loans to Repair and Rebuild


In partnership with the State of California Housing and Community Development Department (HCD), Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) can provide deferred payment loans to homeowners whose homes have been damaged by recent disasters including wildfires, storms, flooding, and tornados. Experienced a housefire? You are eligible to apply and benefit from this program as well.

CalHome Loans

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