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IN THIS ISSUE
Hollywood Meets Hammers
New Board Members
Become A Homeowner
Anchors Aweigh
Groceries Give Back
Become a Habitat Insider

Thank You to Our Valued Sponsors

 

Bentley Prince Street, Inc. 

Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church

California Department of Housing 

and Community Development

Cerritos Korean Catholic Center

Citigroup Foundation

City of Long Beach

Cliff Bar & Company  

County of Los Angeles Office of the Assessor

David and Cindy Hoag

David and Anne Lin 

DIRECTV

Enterprise Holdings Inc.

Ernst & Young LLP

Garden of Eating Catering & Events 

Gerard A. Bross

Hollywood Sierra Kitchens 

iO West Theatre

Jack Lietzke Studio Rentals, Inc.  

Jay H. Stark

JCL Barricades, Inc. 

Jennifer M. Livingston

John and Cindy Smet  

W.M. Keck Foundation 

Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Congregation

Kerry Vermeer

Kohler Co. 

L & N Andreas Foundation

Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Luna Bar

Malarkey Roofing Products 

Mary Ann Canter

Masood Sohaili and Dina Tecimer 

McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP

Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP

Neil Canter and Cheryl Perkey 

Phillips Van Heusen Corporation

Plastpro, Inc.  

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Randal and Cathy Farwell 

Reel Waste & Recycling 

Richard and Helaine Whilden 

Robert W. Porter

Ronald and Eileen Frank 

S & S Portable Services, Inc. 

Schneider Electric 

Sheridan Puffer

Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc. 

Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.

St. Monica's Catholic Church

Starbucks San Fernando & Walnut, Burbank 

The Capital Group Companies, Inc.

Tim Trimailo

Time Inc. Style & Entertainment  

Group

Tucker Ellis & West LLP

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.

Union Bank

Unitarian Universalist Church of  

Long Beach

US Department of Housing and  Urban Development

Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

Waste Management 

Westwood Presbyterian Church

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment           

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS  
 Chairman:

Craig Russell  

Walt Disney Imagineering 

 

 Vice-Chair:

Thomas F. Clarke 

PricewaterhouseCoopers

 

Secretary:

Jennifer Livingston

Union Bank

 

Travis J. Barr
Merrill Lynch

 

Gerard Bross

Hollywood Sierra Kitchens

 

Celine Cordero
 City of Los Angeles

Carl Jordan 

US Bank

  

 Ron Frank

Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

 

Eva Kalawski  

Platinum Equity

 

Michael Lang
Miramax

 

Edward Lin
Warner Bros. Interactive Ent.

 

Kim McManus
Awaken Humanity

 

Jeffery Moore
First California Bank

 

Arnold Ng

ReMax Commercial Real Estate

 

Matt Petersen  

Global Green USA

 

Linda Russell   

Wells Fargo

 

John Smet

Capital Group Companies


Masood Sohaili 

Manatt, Phelps, Phillips LLP

 

Jay Stark

JH Stark Companies

 

Troy Thrower  

The Woodward Group

 

Ken Walker

Ernst & Young

 

Alan Wright 

California Bank & Trust

 

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.

 

310-323-HOME(4663)

QUICK LINKS

 

WE NEED YOUR  

DONATIONS!! 

Overhauling your home?  

Let us haul away your unwanted couches, cabinets, counters and more! 

 

The HFH GLA ReStores need your donations!  Be part of the solution today. Your donations change lives. 

 

www.shophabitat.org

866-SHOP HFH

 

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NEWSLETTER

AUGUST 2011

Greetings!

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has been very busy building homes, celebrating partner homeowners and engaging the community.  We hope you are enjoying your summer and finding the time to give back in meaningful ways.  Whether it's coming out to volunteer on a build site or simply smiling at a stranger, your actions give meaning to everything you do. 

HOLLYWOOD MEETS HAMMERS 

On June 10th, we kicked off our biggest event of the year - The Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon! The week began with our inaugural Executive Build Day and culminated with a flood of pink hard hats at the Lowe's Power Women, Power Tools Build (PWPT) on Saturday, June 18th. This celebratory event brought together some of the most powerful voices in Hollywood with more than 1,000 volunteers from the corporate, entertainment, and related industries joining forces to help build and rehabilitate eight homes in the City of Burbank.  

 

The homes went up in a hurry during the week-long build-a-thon, sponsored by Lowe's, Bernards, Celebrating Home, The Walt Disney Company, the Burbank Redevelopment Agency and other valued sponsors. Volunteers worked alongsideBuild A Thon the future partner homeowners, crew leaders and HFH GLA staff.  Also showing up to lend their support and get their hands dirty were some of Habitat's celebrity friends including David Arquette, Tia Carrere, Rosario Dawson, Kristina Guerrero, Sam Jaeger, Glynn Turman, Stacey Keibler, Mary Murphy and more!

 

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Kristina Guerrero shares her story at the PWPT build.

E! News Correspondent Kristina Guerrero was one of the hosts for Saturday's build and shared her personal Habitat for Humanity journey to kick off the event. "Your hard work today is really not only about today but about giving families their dreams that will last a lifetime." Kristina holds a special place in her heart for Habitat because her mother has been a Habitat homeowner for more than 10 years. Kristina watched her own mother build their home and is now paying it forward by helping build homes for the families in Burbank. The spirit of teamwork and strength was the perfect way to conclude a rewarding Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon week!

 

NEW BOARD MEMBERS 

In July, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles' (HFH GLA) Board of Directors and senior staff members gathered in to reflect on the last year and plan for the future work of the affiliate with a focus on strategies to expand our product and finance models.  To kick-off the day, HFH GLA President and

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HFH GLA Board of Directors 2011-

CEO, Erin Rank, had the privilege of welcoming seven new members to the Board. "It is an honor to have such strong leadership and commitment from our current and new Board Members. HFH GLA is looking forward to continuing our work as one of the top affordable home builders in  the community."

 

Returning Board Chairman, Craig Russell, Chief Design and Project Delivery Executive for Walt Disney Imagineering, joined Erin in her excitement of the upcoming year and HFH GLA's goal to serve 200 families in the next fiscal year.

 

Disneyland provided the perfect backdrop for the gathering as a reminder of HFH GLA's goal - making dreams come true through building hope, lives and communities!

 

*See the complete list of our valued Board Members to the left.  

BECOME A HOMEOWNER TODAY 

Habitat for Humanity has partnered with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2) to stabilize neighborhoods that have been affected by abandoned and foreclosed properties.  HFH GLA will acquire, rehabilitate and sell nearly 100 of these homes to low income buyers in partnership with the City of Long Beach, the City of Lynwood and the City of South Gate over the next two year.  In addition, we will offer mortgage assistance to buyers who purchase a home. 

 

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The Draughan Family in front of their NSP2 home.

 

"Owning my own home means stability for my family and most importantly it is giving my son hope for a brighter future."

-Eric Draughan, NSP2 Homeowner

 

Their story can be your reality! If you or someone you know aspires to be a homeowner we want to hear from you.  For more information about the eligibility requirements and the application process or other Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Programs, call Sylvia Bautista at 424.246.3645 or email [email protected]. Certain terms and conditions apply in order to be eligible for the program.

 

ANCHORS AWEIGH   

On Monday, July 25th the USS Abraham Lincoln, docked at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro for the first ever Los Angeles Navy Week! The week-long event is designed to showcase the investment Americans have made in their Navy as a global force for good. During these visits the Navy servicemen and women are given the unique opportunity of giving back in the community and this year decided to partner with HFH GLA.

 

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Rear Admiral Stocks visits the site with Kathy Sasaki (Crew Leader, HFH GLA), Erin Rank (President & CEO, HFH GLA) & Dawn Royce  

(partner homeowner) (from l-r). 

All week, members of the Navy arrived bright and early and got to work full speed ahead on our Lawndale site. More than 125 sailors worked alongside mother/daughter homeowners Dawn and Candy Royce who were touched and excited that they would one day be able to say that the Navy helped build their home.  

 

With no task too difficult for this group, they tackled mixing stucco, applying stucco to a brick wall, adding trusses, using power saws and securing roof beams. They were so dedicated that three weeks of work was finished in just one week!

 

To cap off an amazing week, HFH GLA got a special surprise when Rear Admiral Alton Stocks, commander, Navy Medicine East and Navy Medical Center Portsmouth, visited the site to lend his support to his sailors and the mission of HFH GLA. We thank the United States Navy who committed their time and resources to help us build homes and serve our partner homeowners - it was truly an honor! 

 

SHOP AT RALPHS AND GIVE BACK 

Are you a Ralphs Rewards card shopper?  Did you know that you can designate a nonprofit and community organization of your choice to receive the Ralphs Rewards Community Contribution donation? All you have to do is shop and use your Rewards account at the checkout, and Ralphs will donate 1% - 4% of eligible purchases to HFH GLA!

 

Follow the steps below and make your groceries give back:

To register your Ralphs Rewards account online.

  1. Go to www.ralphs.com and click on 'Sign In' (if you do not have an online Ralphs account, follow the steps to 'create an account' before moving forward).
  2. Click on the 'Community Rewards' link and then click on the 'Edit Community Contribution' link. 
  3. Enter our NPO #: 90466 or enter by name: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Benefits to HFH GLA: 

Purchases Per Month

% Donated to HFH GLA

$200 or less

1%

$200.01 - $350

2% of amount over $200

$350.01 - $500

3% of amount over $350

$500.01 or more

4% of amount over $500


THE BENEFITS ADD UP:  In this program, spending $300 per month earns an average of $4 ($48 per year).  If just 100 people are mindful of where they shop we can earn over $2,000 this year, enough to purchase dry wall for 2 entire homes! Take the time to sign up one friend or family member and we can double the potential earnings!!

   

BECOME A HABITAT INSIDER!

Like us on Facebook or follow up on Twitter and learn about how you can become an ADVOCATE for our families in your own community. 

 

There are various ways you can DONATE to HFH GLA!  Your donations change lives - from a monetary gift to donating your  car or donating household items to our ReStores - you can help eliminate substandard housing.

 

Pick up your hammers and join us as a VOLUNTEER on site today! No construction experience is required - just a smile  

and a willingness to help!   

 

 To become part of the change today call or visit us: 

310.323-HOME(4663)  

www.habitatla.org