NSP Opportunities
Second ReStore Opens
Vote for Habitat
Yo Gabba Gabba
Family Highlight
Delta Builds with Habitat

Thank You to Our Valued Sponsors

Brentwood Presbyterian Church

Dana & Albert R. Broccoli Charitable Foundation

Ellen O. Carr

Change a Life Foundation

The Coca-Cola Company

Ms. Melanie Cook

Delta Air Lines

Employees Community Fund of Boeing California

Nancy Gambee

Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman, LLP

Hiscox USA

Home Box Office, Inc.

Jones Day


Jason and Yvonne Lee

Music For Relief

Nissan North America

Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Church

Pacific Western Bank

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Rehrig

Rise Up Foundation

RM Foundation, Corp.

The Ruth/Allen Ziegler Foundation

Scott Free, Inc.

Seyfarth Shaw LLP


Mr. and Mrs. John H. Smet

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

Time Inc. Style & Entertainment Group

U.S. Bank

The Walt Disney Company

Wells Fargo

West Los Angeles County Chapter Thrivent Builds

Ziffren Brittenham LLP

Board of Directors 
Craig Russell
Walt Disney Imagineering 

Thomas F. Clarke

Ron Frank
Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Gerry Bross
Hollywood Sierra Kitchens

Randal Farwell

Carl Jordan
 US Bank

Donald Lancaster
The Lancaster Law Group

Mike Lang
 Fox Entertainment Group

Edward Lin
Warner Bros. Games
Jennifer Livingston
Union Bank

Jeffrey Moore
 Pacific Western Bank

Cheryl Perkey
Perkey Fine Art

Matt Petersen
 Global Green USA

Linda Russell
Wells Fargo

John Smet
Capital Group Companies

Masood Sohaili
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips

 Jay Stark 
JH Stark Companies

 Kenneth Walker
Ernst & Young, LLP
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Your Donations

Change Lives. 

Make a donate to HFH GLA today.  Donate cash, vehicles, land or ReStore items today. 

Host a Habitat build day or sponsor an event.  We need and welcome your support.


Call Tami Phillips, V.P. of Development, today for more ideas at

310-323-4663 ext. 103 or email [email protected].

Thank you for your support!

Adopt a Family

Make the holidays special for a Habitat Family! Please join HFH GLA in its annual Adopt a Family for the Holidays program. It is our holiday wish to assist Habitat families and their children with gifts filled with love.

Sign-up to adopt a family and donate today! For more information or to make a donation, please contact Magna Bahn at (310)323-4663 ext. 114 or [email protected] . You can also donate online at: www.habitatla.org

Our Mission

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles builds and renovates homes in partnership with God and people everywhere with a goal of eliminating
substandard housing
by making decent,
affordable housing a matter of conscience and action in our communities.

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to read more newsletter articles and to hear about other HFH GLA opportunities.


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has had a lot to celebrate this year in addition to our 20th Anniversary. With the successful Grand Opening of our second ReStore in Norwalk to exciting and fun build days, HFH GLA has plenty of good news to share.  We invite you to read more about us in this issue.

You Can Own Your Own Home

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles has partnered with HUD on its Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) to encourage the purchase of foreclosed properties and to stabilize communities that have suffered from foreclosures and abandonment.  More than 100 properties throughout Long Beach, South Gate and Lynwood will be available for purchase.   

For more information about NSP eligibility requirements and the application process or other Habitat Homeownership Programs call Sylvia Bautista at 310-323-4663, ext. 118 or email [email protected]. Certain terms and conditions apply in order to be eligible for the program. equal housing logo


Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer.

2nd ReStore Opens in Norwalk

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles opened its second ReStore in the city of Norwalk on August 7, 2010.  Hundreds of shoppers and guests joined the Habitat staff for the historic ribbon cutting.  On hand was the Honorable Mayor of Norwalk, Gordon Stefenhagen, Actor and Activist Ed Begley, Jr., City Council and Chamber members, HFH GLA Board Members and Habitat Partner Families.


The Norwalk ReStore marks the 700th Habitat ReStore in the United States.  HFH GLA has two ReStores, one in Gardena and now one in Norwalk.  The Gardena ReStore opened in 2004 and since then, has diverted over 5 million pounds of reusable resources from area landfills.  All of the proceeds from the ReStores help build more Habitat affordable housing for hard working, low-income families.


We need your donations! For donation pick ups and information call the ReStore Donations Coordinator, Nicki Cordero at 310-323-4663, ext. 127 or www.shophabitat.org. Please donate your reusable items to the ReStore today! Recycling Reusable Resources


ReStore Locations:


11029 Alondra Blvd., 

Norwalk 90650 



17700 S. Figueroa Street, Gardena  90248   310-323-5665         


ReStores are open Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 6pm

 Visit - www.shophabitat.org  or Call 866-SHOPHFH

Vote for Habitat in Pepsi's Refresh Project

Vote for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to help Refresh America through the Pepsi Refresh Project!


Help us provide much needed free home repairs to senior citizens in LA County through our "A Brush with Kindness" program. Qualified low-income seniors will receive critically needed home repairs such as exterior painting, roof, window and gutter replacements and handrail and security bar installation.
Vote for HFH GLA today and everyday in October and make a difference in the life of senior citizens in the Greater LA community. Click on this link today and VOTE! 

http://www.refresheverything.com/hfhgla.  You can also text your vote to Pepsi by texting 103218 to 73774.  Spread the word.  Tell your friends and family to vote for HFH GLA too. Thank you for your support.



Yo Gabba Gabba Visits a Habitat Build Site

On August 12, HFH GLA's Lynwood build site got a special visit by the Yo Gabba Gabba (YGG) Gang including DJ Lance Rock, Yo GG welcomeBrobee, Foofa, Muno, Toodee and Plex. The gang was there to greet volunteers, Habitat Partner Families and special invited guests.  A great day was had by all.  Several celebrities came out to play with Habitat and the Gang including Bobby Campo, Camille Guatry, Harvey Guillen, Amber Heard, Sanaa Lathan, Blake Lewis, Jaime Ray Newman, Stephanie Pratt, Monica Raymund, Ashlee Roberts, Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda, and Glynn Turman. Adding to the excitement of the day, presenting tour sponsor KIA motors donated a new 2011 Kia Sorento CUV to HFH GLA.


Our partnership with YGG involves over 50 affiliates across the U.S. One dollar from every ticket sold for Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There's a Party in My City! will be donated to the local Habitat affiliate in each tour city as well as proceeds from a VIP ticket auction for their local show. The YGG Gang will participate in various service projects aimed at building homes and hope in the cities they visit during their journey across North America. Thank you to SB2N, Kia Motors and YGG for a day we will never forget.


There are four YGG shows in L.A. at the Nokia Theater L.A. Live between November 26-27, 2010.  To purchase tickets visit www.yogabbagabbalive.com and for complete tour information. 

Highlighting a Habitat Family

Habitat for Humanity's mission is to eliminate substandard Perez familyhousing.  Maricela is an example of a hardworking mother who needs a hand up, not a hand out.  She and her two children have been living in deplorable conditions. Their home is an unconverted garage, with no running water and no bathroom.   While she can use the restroom in the main house, it is limited to only certain hours of the day. Can you imagine your five year old daughter not being able to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night?


Maricela has always been determined to make a better life for her family.  In addition to working as a Teacher's Assistance she is now studying to become a preschool teacher.  She also volunteers with numerous organizations in her community and believes strongly in giving back.


Thanks to the dedication and passion of individuals like you, she and her family may be moving into her new home as early as December 2010.  Congratulations, Maricela, Dayan and Gustavo!  We'd like to offer our sincere gratitude to the many donors and volunteers who are making their dream of homeownership a reality.  Your efforts are truly making a difference in the Greater Los Angeles community.


To read more about our Partner families, please visit our website at http://www.habitatla.org/about-us/partner-families/

Delta Air Lines Partners with HFH GLA
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Delta Employees on Day 1

Delta Air Lines kicked off a partnership with Habitat for Humanity the week of September 7th with a goal to build affordable homes in seven cities across the country.  Locally, employees from Delta Air Lines Los Angeles are working on a major home rehabilitation in Long Beach for a new Habitat Partner family.  


On Wednesday, September 22, Delta executives from Atlanta and Los Angeles, including Tim Mapes, Sr. Vice President of Delta Air Lines, joined by a crew of 30 Delta volunteers to make a significant impact in the home's progress.  In addition to building with HFH GLA in Long Beach, Delta Air Lines employees have also landed at build sites in Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Memphis, Minneapolis - St. Paul and New York City.


The six-week blitz build is expected to be finished in November.