Home Dedications
Catholic Coalition
Feed SoCal
ReStore Corner
Upcoming Events
Bank of America Student Leaders
Volunteers Doing More
Vision & Mission
Habitat Insider
Board of Directors 

Gerry Bross 

Hollywood Sierra Kitchens 



Daniel Burgner
Caruso Affiliated



Jennifer Livingston

Union Bank



Alan Wright

California Bank & Trust

Bill Blake

Zurich North America


Celine Cordero
Englander, Knabe and Allen
Scott Farer
Ranjan Goswami
Delta Air Lines, Inc

Mike Gipson
City of Carson


Carl Jordan 

US Bank


Eva Kalawski  

Platinum Equity, LLC 


Mike Lang

Lang Media Group

John Manganiello
Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Kim McManus
Mosaic LA

 David Mead

Southern California Edison


Matt Petersen  

City of Los Angeles


Lori Raya

Vons, a Safeway Company 


Linda Russell   

Wells Fargo


Raul Salinas



Troy Thrower  

The Woodward Group





Our Vision


A world where everyone has a decent place to live. 


Our Mission


Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. 


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June 2014


Diamond Hammer


California Community Foundation


Presbytery of the Pacific


Gold Hammer


Wells Fargo Foundation  


Bronze Hammer


Knox Presbyterian Church


Architects Circle


Eva Kalawski and John Sutton


St. Bartholomew Catholic Church


Silver Nail


Armoire LLC


Axminster Medical Group


Donahue & Horrow


Fineman Suarez Real Estate Team


McKenna Long & Aldridge Foundation


Paul Mitchell


Michael and Patricia Roth


South Bay Association of REALTORS


Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America



Bronze Nail


 Lynn Abess


Helen and John Apostle


Asian Real Estate Association of America of Greater LA




The Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation


Combined Properties, Inc.


The Container Store


Mindy Cotton


Mr. John Wesley Hole, Jr.


Hyatt Regency Long Beach


Johnson Controls, Inc.


Jordan Development


Kaplan Gehring McCarroll Architectural Lighting


Kinecta Federal Credit Union


Marcus Linden and Saskia Subramanian


Moelis & Company




Palos Verdes Peninsula High School


Noble and Lorraine Hancock Family Fund


St. Luke's Lutheran Church


*Summit Events


Toyota Financial Services


* Denotes In-Kind Gifts 

The Ahmanson Foundation

Bank of America

California Department of Housing and Community Development

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Faithful Central Bible Church

The Gary D. Magness Foundation


The Home Depot Foundation


Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Mosaic LA

Sit 'N Sleep

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans

The Valspar Corporation

Wells Fargo

Whirlpool Corporation

JULY 2014


Summer is moving quickly, largely because July has been another busy month for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA). We enjoyed coming together with the Catholic community to launch our first Catholic Build, visiting partner families to welcome them into their homes and even volunteering at the Vons "Stuff A Truck" event. We invite you to enjoy some of your summer with us at one of our build sites or in our ReStores!



The Urrutia Family
The Urrutia Family

At Habitat LA, home dedications are celebrations where we share memories and gratitude for all of the hard work it takes to build each of our homes. Home dedications take many forms. Sometimes they are big celebrations and other times, like our recent family home dedications, they are more intimate. 


We have been fortunate to visit some of our more recent partner homeowners in their beautiful homes to offer a blessing and bring them a Bible and flowers. One of the families we visited this month, the Urrutia's, sent us this heartfelt note below after our visit.


Thanks to God, that we cross paths with people at Habitat and learned that there is an opportunity to own our own house. Thanks to God and Habitat that they are helping the communities. We wish God to continue to bless you for all your work to help us.

Thank you,

Familia Urrutia Equihua




The kickoff of Habitat LA's inaugural Catholic Build took place on Saturday, July 19 at our Magnolia Ave. site in Lynwood, CA. Parishioners and friends gathered to learn more about the newly formed Catholic Coalition. The Coalition has committed to raising $150,000 - the cost of a full house sponsorship - as well as building the home during planned build days throughout this summer and into spring 2015.


The Catholic Coalition is made up of local Catholic churches and organizations. To date, they have raised $65,000 and garnered the support of Archbishop Gomez of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Church groups or related organizations that are interested in getting involved can do so in a number of ways.  



Contact Chris Untiet, Habitat LA Faith Relations Manager

424-246-3622 or [email protected]




Jennifer Wise, VP of Resource Development, Habitat LA
Vons is a great partner to Habitat LA and we were happy to support their Feed SoCal hunger initiative. During difficult economic times, one out of every six people in Southern California experiences food insecurity. Collectively Habitat LA staff donated 80 bags of groceries and some also volunteered at one of the "Stuff A Truck" events hosted by ABC7 and Vons!



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ReStore Whiteboard Video


Our ReStores are open 5 days/week (Tuesday - Saturday, 9am-6pm) at 2 Locations and coming soon to a third location at our Bellflower Headquarters:


17700 S. Figueroa St.

Gardena, CA 90248


11029 Alondra Blvd.

Norwalk, CA 90650





 Join us for an upcoming kickoff or home dedication!


Roxana Sanchez

Roxana Sanchez and Neemat Abdusemed are two great interns that came to us through the Bank of America Student Leaders Program. Both young ladies recently blogged about their experience working with Habitat LA. Read an excerpt from Roxana's blog below.


"The first thing that I learned when coming to Habitat LA was that everything has an acronym and I mean EVERYTHING. Whether it's a department like EMC (Entertainment, Marketing and Communications) or events such as PWPT (Power Women Power Tools) or HFHFH (Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity) to simple things like RE (Raiser's Edge-an organizational database) people here at Habitat LA have created their own language of acronyms, and it works!


During my time here I have gotten to experience a little bit of everything. I have gotten to shadow different department heads, gone out with the trucks all day and helped them pick up ReStore donations all over Los Angeles, and of course gone out to a build site to help frame a Habitat home.


I have been truly inspired by Habitat's employees and volunteers alike. What everyone has in common is passion. I have witnessed how hard employees work. People wear many different hats outside of their role, and they wear them gracefully."


Read the entire blog post HERE.


Read Neemat's blog post HERE.




By Jennifer Wise, VP of Resource Development, Habitat LA


A few months ago I was working on a build site with a group of volunteers that included John and Mary, a retired couple. They have been Habitat LA volunteers for more than 20 years. As we were framing walls, they shared with me their desire to do more to ensure that hardworking, low-income families have a decent  home. They brought up that one way to do this would be to leave a legacy gift to Habitat LA. I suggested that they talk with their accountant about making future gifts using non-cash assets such as appreciated securities, or talking with their attorney about adding a provision in their will for Habitat LA. Mary nudged John and commented, "You know, I think the kids can live just as well inheriting 95% of our estate instead of 100%!"


As you can see, there are many different ways to make a gift to Habitat LA. A legacy gift will help Habitat LA to continue making affordable homeownership opportunities available well into the future.


We would like to offer you a complimentary copy of our brochure, "What You Need to Know About Wills." For more information, please call me at (424) 246-3627 or e-mail me at [email protected].


The information shown here is for illustrative purposes only and not intended as legal advice. For legal or tax advise Habitat LA recommends contacting your advisor.



Our New Vision:

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.


Our New Mission Statement:

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.







DONATE to Habitat LA! Your donations change lives! 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!   



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