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Lang Media Group

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Southern California Edison


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A world where everyone has a decent place to live. 


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


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The unofficial end of summer has passed, but we have many new beginnings at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) to celebrate! Our Bellflower ReStore is now open and we have already been blessed with many wonderful customers, volunteers and donors in the last couple of weeks. We also welcomed our new AmeriCorps members for a new term and are kicking off some exciting partnerships. Please read all about it below!



Habitat LA is excited to announce that our third ReStore in Bellflower, CA is NOW OPEN! We are looking forward to officially celebrating the opening of the store on September 20th at our Grand Opening event, which will feature a live remote with The Sound, giveaways, food trucks and more! 


On Friday, 8/29 KTLA's Gayle Anderson visited our recently opened Bellflower ReStore. If you did not catch the segments live, watch them HERE.

The ReStore is a self-sustaining funding source for Habitat LA. Donated building materials, appliances and home furnishings are sold to the general public at greatly reduced prices! To schedule a donation pick-up call 424-246-3637.

NEW Bellflower Location:
8739 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706

Open Tuesday - Saturday 9am-6pm

Donate, shop and join us for our upcoming Grand Opening event on Saturday, September 20th!





Meet our AmeriCorps! From top down: Shauna Mason, Jessica Valenzuela, Monica Del Real, Thaddeus Woods and Sam Blaisdell.

We recently welcomed back two AmeriCorps members, Shauna Mason, Faith Relations Coordinator; and Eddi Zepeda, Construction Crew member. In addition, we welcomed new members Jessica Valenzuela, Volunteer Coordinator; Monica Del Real, Youth Programs Coordinator; Thaddeus Woods, Construction Crew member; and Sam Blaisdell, Construction Crew member.


The AmeriCorps program was established by the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) in 1994 and acts as a domestic version of the Peace Corps. September 12, 2014 marks 20 years of AmeriCorps members helping faith based and community organizations expand services, build capacity, raise funds, develop new partnerships and create innovative, sustainable programs.


Habitat for Humanity has worked with AmeriCorps since it was first formed. Habitat AmeriCorps members have served more than 20,000 U.S. families, contributed more than 13 million hours of service, raised tens of millions in cash and in-kind resources and mobilized more than 3.1 million volunteers.


Currently, 550 AmeriCorps members are serving with Habitat in more than 175 countries. 


Funding, however, for CNCS and its programs are at risk. In honor of AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary on September 12th, please ask Congress to continue funding. Click HERE!




On Thursday, August 7, Habitat LA completed the fifth set of home dedications in Lynwood, CA.  


During the dedication hours one Habitat LA team visited three partner families. The last family the team visited was the Arellano family, a single mother and her three sons who are bilingual. 


During each of the home dedications team members took turns reading a beautiful house blessing, presenting flowers and a Bible to the family as well as gifts from a couple of Habitat LA sponsors, Proctor & Gamble and Belkin. To our surprise, Habitat LA volunteer Evan Parke asked if he could read the house blessing for the Arellano family in Spanish.  He did an amazing job and tears filled the room upon completion. 


The evening represented Habitat LA's true mission of bringing people from all walks of life together to build a world where everyone has a decent place to live.


NSP Dedication Evan Reading
Evan Parke Reading at Arellano Home Dedication






SCI-Arc, one of the top architecture schools in the US, and Habitat LA are launching the SCI-Arc/Habitat LA Housing Project. The initiative is an exciting opportunity to innovatively redevelop neglected properties in LA and positively impact the communities they exist within. The collaboration will include a series of SCI-Arc classes in which students creatively design affordable and sustainable housing to be built on land transferred to Habitat LA by LA County. 


SCI-Arc has submitted this project to the "My LA 2050 Grants Challenge". The Goldhirsh Foundation will award 10 projects with $100,000 each, totaling $1,000,000, to help build the LA of our dreams by 2050. Please help SCI-Arc fund this exciting project by voting here by September 16th!

Everyone buys groceries, why not use your weekly trip to the supermarket to help build homes. 

Just register your Ralphs Club Card to Habitat LA by signing up with Ralphs Community Contribution Program. After you register, your purchases from Ralphs will AUTOMATICALLY be credited to Habitat LA and Ralph's will donate a percentage of your total to Habitat LA. 

The easiest way to register is to download the Habitat LA ScanBar letter HERE and take it with you to Ralphs for the checker to scan. That's it. 

If you prefer to set up your Ralphs Community Contribution yourself online. Simply follow the directions HERE



Habitat LA will be participating in the 2014 Los Angeles Business Council Mayoral Sustainable Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit: Innovation and Investment in a Shared Economy, taking place at UCLA's Korn Convocation Hall on October 29th, from 7:30am to 2:00pm. You are invited to join us!

At this year's summit, L.A. City Mayor Garcetti is confirmed to share with us his vision and plan for affordable housing and transportation to create thriving and sustainable communities. Others invited to keynote this year's Summit are Compton Mayor Aja Brown, a proponent of affordable housing and transportation to create thriving and sustainable communities, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, who is leading the reauthorization of the federal transportation bill that will create new federal funding sources for transit-oriented corridors, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Financial Services, and LA County Board of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who is working on a plan to designate funds for catalytic developments. 

Panels this year will focus on reauthorization of the U.S. Transportation Bill, L.A.'s transportation infrastructure and transit-oriented developments, LA's Affordable Housing Trust Fund, the impact of a shared economy, the L.A. River, and ways to ensure continued gap financing for low-income housing projects.

Click HERE to view the flyer and register!






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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