|Board of Directors |
Thomas F. Clarke
Walt Disney Imagineering
Mike LangEntertainment Executive
Travis J. Barr
Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
Los Angeles World Airports
Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Platinum Equity, LLC
Warner Bros. Entertainment
First California Bank
RE/MAX Commercial Real Estate
Global Green USA
Capital Group Companies
JH Stark Companies
The Woodward Group
Ernst & Young
California Bank & Trust
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles builds and renovates homes in partnership with God and people everywhere with a goal of eliminating
by making decent,
affordable housing a matter of conscience and action in our communities.
THANK YOU TO OUR VALUED $1k+ DONORS
Activision Blizzard, Inc.
|Helen and John Apostle|
|BCBG Max Azaria Group|
|Diane and Frank Block|
|Dressler & Associates, Inc.|
|Ernst & Young LLP|
|Eva Kalawski and John Sutton|
|Verra and Earnest Klinkert|
|Edward and Lily Lin|
|Mark and Donna MacDonald|
|Our Lady of Malibu|
|Chet and Janice Pipkin|
|Craig and Sandra Russell|
|Silicon Valley Community Foundation|
|Kevin and Kathy Snyder|
|Masood Sohaili and Dina Tecimer|
|Jay Stark and Rachel Donaldson|
|St. Monica Catholic Church|
|Stewart Title of Californa, Inc|
|The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation|
|The Walt Disney Company|
|Ticking Time Productions, Inc.|
|Tucker Ellis LLP|
THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR SPONSORS
Bentley Prince Street
|California Department of Housing and Community Development|
|City of Lawndale|
|City of Long Beach|
|City of Lynwood|
|John and Cindy Smet|
|Lowe's Companies, Inc.|
|Mayor Bob Foster|
|The Home Depot Foundation|
|Thrivent Financial for Lutherans|
|US Department of Housing and Urban Development|
|W. M. Keck Foundation|
July is an exciting month for HFH GLA - our first ever partner homeowner is paying off her mortgage! A huge milestone to be celebrated by staff, donors, supporters and volunteers! Read more exciting news below...
|HOMEOWNER PAYS OFF HER MORTGAGE!|
|We are so proud to announce that partner homeowner,
Toshia Williams is the first HFH GLA homeowner to pay off her mortgage! What an exciting milestone!
The single mother of three moved into her home in 1992 and decided to pay a little more each month on her principle - and was able to pay off her mortgage a few months earlier than projected. Toshia said, "Owning a home has been such a blessing. I am so grateful and thankful to my parents and my former boss, Mr. Sanders for encouraging me to apply for a Habitat for Humanity house." She adds, "Always set a goal and try to achieve it no matter what. If you get side tracked, find a way to get back on track."
In this economy, what an incredible story of success!
Stay tuned for more on Toshia's story coming soon!
Toshia Williams stands proud in front of her home.
|THEORY OF A DEADMAN |
Canadian rock band,THEORY OF A DEADMAN,
has teamed up with Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity to sell
$5 bracelets at their shows to benefit HFH GLA and contribute towards a THEORY sponsored Habitat build in the fall!
"So many people are being affected by the current state of
our economy and now more than ever have the need for affordable housing," states the band. "We thought that it was
a great idea to get involved and donate our time and help
make a difference by building a house later this year," explains frontman TYLER CONNOLLY. "The band and I decided to direct our efforts toward helping a family in my Los Angeles
community. We're encouraging fans to pick up a wristband offered at our merch booth this summer. The proceeds will be donated to HFH GLA and help them with their mission of building hope, lives and communities every day."
Thank you to the band for their support!
THEORY also filmed a video to promote this campaign, which you can view HERE
Theory Of A Deadman
|HOME REPAIRS FOR AMERICA'S VETERANS & MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY!|
On Thursday, September 6, 2012, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and The Home Depot Foundation will join forces to assist 10 qualified veteran and military families in need of home repairs during THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION'S CELEBRATION OF SERVICE.
For more information and to see if you qualify, CLICK HERE.
We are also seeking individuals who served in the military to VOLUNTEER for a day of service at THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION'S CELEBRATION OF SERVICE on Thursday, September 6, 2012. Help fellow soldiers and military families while meeting new people and helping strengthen and stabilize communities.
If you are interested in volunteering on this day, CLICK HERE!
WE SERVE. WE HONOR. WE BUILD.
|LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!|
Get up and get out today!
HFH GLA has at least 7 sites currently in progress and we build
Wednesday- Saturday year-round. You can also help in one of our ReStores or at the office. As an HFH GLA volunteer, you make a difference in our community and help a family moving towards stability and homeownership.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
MEET LONG BEACH HOMEOWNER, FARRA RAY
"Owning my own home means security for my family and will help show my children that anything is possible," says Farra Ray, HFH GLA partner homeowner.
Farra, her husband Noy, and their two children Kayla, 14, and Jalen, 7, currently live in an apartment with no insulation or safe outdoor living space for the children to play. Farra and Noy have been living in Long Beach for more than 14 years and Farra has worked for more than 7 years in a warehousing distribution office. Kayla loves to draw, plays keyboard and enjoys art, drama and math in school while Jalen enjoys reading and math. The entire family looks forward to having space to play outdoors and thrive. Noy and Farra loved putting in their sweat equity hours on their new home and appreciate all the work volunteers did to help make their dream a reality.
Left to Right: Farra, Noy, Kayla & Jalen
|GIVING TOMORROW AS IMPORTANT AS GIVING TODAY|
Annual gifts to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) allow us to provide an opportunity to individuals and families who want to own their own home and improve the quality of life. We are equally focused on changing lives far into the future. That's what makes "Giving Tomorrow" so important.
Partida Family Home Dedication
At HFH GLA you can create your own legacy and know that your gifts will have a special place securing our mission to make affordable homeownership possible. In the months ahead we will provide information about legacy planning that we hope you will find personally and mutually beneficial.
There are so many ways to make a future gift to HFH GLA that offer significant benefits to our donors.
Click here for an introductory sample of information that we will be providing in future issues of this newsletter.
|PARKCREST'S STAYCATION MISSION TRIP!|
On July 11-14, HFH GLA was thrilled to welcome Parkcrest Christian Church of Long Beach to help renovate a home in Long Beach. Parkcrest took part in a staycation mission trip to serve hardworking, low-income homeowners in need right in their own backyard. More than 20 members of the congregation took off work to help renovate the home. They also raised funds, debriefed before and after each build day, and had an amazing team from the church provide breakfast and lunch throughout the week. With the completion of their staycation, Parkcrest has now given more than $100,000 to help build HFH GLA homes since 1990!
Any congregation interested in taking part in their own staycation mission trip should contact Chris Untiet, HFH GLA Faith Relation's Manager, at [email protected].
THANK YOU PARKCREST!
Volunteers from Parkcrest Church of Long Beach
YO GABBA GABBA ROOM REVEAL!
|Yo Gabba Gabba
recently teamed up with HFH GLA and D-I-Y designer Holly Westhoff in an unprecedented collaboration to create the ultimate dream-come-true Yo Gabba Gabba! Kid's Bedroom Makeover!
Partner homeowner, Amanda Jordan and her daughters, Fa'Ness and Faith were the winners of the room makeover contest after submitting an essay describing their "bedtime ritual."
Check out video from the makeover HERE!
To read a blog entry written by designer, Holly Westhofff, CLICK HERE!
Left to Right: Fa'Ness, Freddie, Amanda & Faith Jordan enjoy the
Yo Gabba Gabba room!
|DONATE TO OUR RESTORES!|
Summer has arrived but have you finished your spring cleaning? What better way to head into summer than to clean out your home, garage, and storage sheds!
The HFH GLA ReStores need your donations! We'll even come and pick up your new and gently-used items. HFH GLA's "home improvement thrift stores" accept items including furniture, appliances, home decor, lighting, building materials, and more!
Schedule a pick up today by calling:
BECOME A HABITAT INSIDER!
Like us on FACEBOOK or follow us on TWITTER and learn about how you can become an ADVOCATE for hardworking, low-income 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 (via Cars for Homes) 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 solution today call or visit us: