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IN THIS ISSUE
Selfie World Record
ReStore Corner
Celebration of Service
9/11 National Day of Service
Delta Takeoff
World Habitat Day
Charitybuzz Auctions
Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon
Catholic Coalition Rummage Sale
Habitat Insider
Board of Directors 
Chairman:

Gerry Bross 

Hollywood Sierra Kitchens 

 

 Vice-Chair:

Daniel Burgner
Caruso Affiliated

 

Secretary:

Jennifer Livingston

Union Bank

 

Treasurer:

Alan Wright

California Bank & Trust

 
Bill Blake

Zurich North America

 

Celine Cordero
Englander, Knabe and Allen
 
Scott Farer
PepsiCo 
 
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

AlvaradoSmith

 

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. 

 

310-323-HOME
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THANK YOU TO OUR VALUED $1,000 -$250,000 DONORS

August 2014

 

Bronze Hammer

$15,000+ 

CBRE Foundation

 

The Walt Disney Company

 

Architects Circle

$10,000+

The Ruth/Allen Ziegler Foundation

Showtime Networks

Jay Stark and Rachel Donaldson 
 

 

Silver Nail

$5,000+

Los Angeles Dodgers

 

Marriott International, Inc.

 

*Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.

 

Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

 

Bronze Nail

$1,000+ 

 John and Jane Copper

 

Farmers Insurance Group

 

*Northrop Grumman - Information Systems

 

Southern California Gas Company

 

Trinity Lutheran Church - Hawthorne

 

Trinity Lutheran Church - Manhattan Beach

 

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

 

Stacy Williams

THANK YOU TO OUR MAJOR DONORS
Bank of America

Beach Cities Friends

California Community Foundation

California Department of Housing and Community Development

City of Los Angeles

City of Long Beach

City of Lynwood

Cotton, Inc. *

Delta Airlines

Faithful Central Bible Church

The Gary Magness Foundation

Lowe's Companies, Inc.

Grifols

The Home Depot Foundation

Malarkey Roofing Company *

Mosaic

Presbytery of the Pacific

Revco Industries, Inc. *

Sit 'n' Sleep *

Thrivent Financial

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

Valspar *

Venice Santa Monica Free Methodist Church

The Vons Foundation
  
The Walt Disney Company

The Weingart Foundation

Wells Fargo

Whirlpool *

The W.M. Keck Foundation

*Denotes In-Kind Gifts
NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 2014

Many people around the country are settling into fall, but here in Los Angeles things are heating up! We are not only talking about temperatures, but also our schedules! We just finished celebrating World Habitat Day and are looking ahead to our Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon at the beginning of November. We are happy to catch you up on all of our Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) news below and hope to see you soon!

 

JOIN SAMSUNG, NICK CANNON, JULIANNE HOUGH & HABITAT LA TO BREAK A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD!

 

 

Are you a selfie aficionado? On Tuesday, October 14 you will have the chance to trade in your DSLR for an award-winning Samsung NX30 or NX Mini SMART Camera and put your skills to good use trying to break the Guinness World Record for most selfies taken in an hour! 

 

Snapping selfies right alongside you will be Nick Cannon, Julianne Hough and Habitat LA! After the world record is set Samsung will present Habitat LA with a $50,000 check.

 

When: Tuesday, October 14

Where: Hollywood & Highland Center, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90028

Times: 10am - Consumer ditching begins

2pm - Registration for the World Record Attempt

3pm - Guinness World Record Attempt

4:30 - Habitat LA check presentation

 

If you have a Habitat LA t-shirt or hat, please wear it and join us in raising $50,000 all while making selfie history! Please also share on your own Facebook, Instagram or Twitter pages. Just remember to use @HabitatLA, @SamsungCameraUS and the hashtag #DitchTheDSLR if you would like it to be liked or retweeted. 

  


 

ReSTORE CORNER


 

Thank you to all of our supporters who came out to the opening of our third ReStore in Bellflower on 9/20. Mayor Sonny Santa Ines of Bellflower joined Habitat LA President/CEO, Erin Rank, for the ribbon cutting and several Habitat LA board members stopped by throughout the day. Shoppers enjoyed recycling services, refreshments from Pepsi, three food trucks and music from The Sound. One lucky customer even won an outdoor KitchenAid BBQ island. You can still visit any of our three ReStore locations for your chance to win! Tickets are $5 a piece or $10 for three tickets. Only 1000 raffle tickets will be sold for each grill. A winner will be drawn the day after the 1000th ticket is sold.

www.ShopHabitat.org
 

 

THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION'S CELEBRATION OF SERVICE

 

Over the last two weeks, Habitat LA had the opportunity to host more than three dozen volunteers from local The Home Depot stores during their annual Celebration of Service program. On September 24 and 25, Team Depot members worked on soon-to-be Habitat LA homeowner and  veteran Roxana Gomez's home in Long Beach. Team Depot spent two hot days digging up the yard, rebuilding a cedar fence and installing a drought tolerant landscape.  


 

One week later, Team Depot returned to Long Beach, this time to help retired Sergeant David Lowe and his family restore his yard by digging up all of the parkway and covering it with mulch, as well as tearing down a rotted fence and several gates. In its place is now a beautiful expanse of cedar fencing.  Sergeant Lowe and his wife, Maria, and son, David Jr., were out working in the blazing sun with us, and were so grateful for the help!  Sgt. Lowe estimated that the move to a drought tolerant landscape will save his family nearly $150/ month on his monthly water bill. 


 

A big and sincere thank you to the amazing Team Depot volunteers from the following stores: Carson, Compton, Gardena, Hawthorne, Lakewood, Long Beach and Torrance. Thank you for helping to serve some amazing local veterans!

 

9/11 NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE

 

Habitat LA commemorated the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance with a series of very special build days.

 

Halley Burnett, daughter of Tom Burnett, who was one of the "Let's roll" heroes of hijacked United flight 93 built alongside veterans and active military on 9/10. Click HERE to see photos.


 

Volunteers from faiths such as Baha'i, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, Sikh, Catholics, Protestant and Latter Day Saints came out to build 9/11-9/13. Click HERE to see photos.

 

On 9/25 lawyers and employees from 

Holland & Knight's LA offices volunteered as a way of commemorating 9/11 and honoring a Holland & Knight attorney who was killed in the attacks. 

 

"The week was filled with inspiration and heartfelt emotion," said Erin Rank, president/CEO of Habitat LA. "At a time when we remember those we lost 13 years ago, its wonderful that our mission can bring together those who serve as well as diverse faith and spiritual traditions to build hope and homes for families in need." Click HERE to read the full press release.

 

DELTA TAKEOFF

 

In September, Habitat LA celebrated the official takeoff of the fourth home here in greater Los Angeles to be built in partnership with Delta Air Lines.

 

This year we are rehabilitating a two bedroom, one bathroom home on a 3,400 sq foot lot for future partner homebuyer, Alex Hernandez. He is a music teacher in a low-income community who is also working on his master's degree in educational administration.

 

Since the takeoff, teams of 20 Delta Air Lines employees are volunteering with us Wednesday through Saturday to get this home completed. Time flies when you're working with Delta Air Lines and we are already looking forward to dedicating this home on October 30th! Click HERE to view all the photos.


WORLD HABITAT DAY

  
On Monday, October 6, Habitat LA participated in World Habitat Day. This day is observed annually to draw attention to the basic right of all humanity to adequate shelter.

Habitat LA encouraged grassroots action with a series of guest blog posts and a Twitter chat. We wrapped up the day in the most perfect way by visiting the homes of some of our recent partner families during intimate home dedications. One of the families we visited was the Chanto's and Mr. Chanto's words below pull on our heartstrings and remind us why affordable housing matters. 

As you read Mr. Chanto's words below please know that they are not only intended for Habitat LA staff, they are also intended for you - our Habitat LA supporters!

"After we realized that in this life we would never be able to afford a home no matter how hard we had tried, Habitat LA turned our family's hopelessness around. Habitat For Humanity changed our destiny. Now I am a homeowner. I have a place called "HOME" for my family. Habitat for Humanity not only makes my lifetime dream come true, it also changes so many things in our lives. I can't say how much I am happy, but I can say I am happy to live, enjoy my life every day. I feel I have much more confidence, feel bigger inside than before...in short, Habitat LA restored most of me lost before and changes me to become a new person that happily and bravely is moving forward for the rest of life. I believe what my family and I feel right now is the same as so many other families do. My family and I would like to thank you so much for Habitat for Humanity and its people for what you have done to my family, other families, communities and our country. My family and I  will never forget you for the rest of our lives. May God bless Habitat for Humanity, its people and missions!"

NEW EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES ON CHARITYBUZZ


Habitat LA has partnered with the LA Lakers, LA Kings and Chivas USA to offer exclusive experiences at upcoming home games. The packages, currently open for bidding on auction website Charitybuzz, include autographs, player meet and greets, and the opportunity to be the "Honorary Ball Kid" at an upcoming LA Lakers game. Bidding closes the evening of Tuesday, October 14. Click HERE to bid now!

HOLLYWOOD FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD-A-THON


Join us for this year's Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon, which will shine a spotlight on and engage veterans. This hands-on building experience is Habitat LA's biggest entertainment industry event of the year and is a way for "Hollywood" to join together with other Habitat LA supporters to make an impact in greater Los Angeles. This annual event moves from city to city and this year has landed in Long Beach. Register HERE to be one of the more than 600 volunteers who will begin building two new homes and also revitalize the surrounding neighborhood in partnership with local government and community stakeholders over the course of three days. You can also register HERE as a support volunteer and help ensure the event runs smoothly!

CATHOLIC COALITION RUMMAGE SALE

All proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles!

 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

8:00am - 4:00pm

Corpus Christi Parish Hall
890 Toyopa Dr. Pacific Palisades , 90272

(15100 Sunset Blvd. & Carey St.)

 

Food and drinks available from Let's Be Frank, "Gourmet Dogs Gone Good"!

 

Seeking donations of the following:
Artwork, housewares, designer clothes, shoes and purses, entertainment accessories, collectibles, furniture, holiday decorations, sports equipment, children's clothes and toys, jewelry, stationary, school supplies, arts & crafts, hobby supplies, pet supplies, garden items, health & beauty, linens, CDs & DVDs, china, glassware, and costumes.

 

DROP-OFF INFORMATION:

Drop off at the Attended POD
Church Parking Lot
8-8:30am, 2:15-2:45pm, M-F
And before All Weekend Masses.
(Limited Pick-Up Available Upon Request)
Drop off also on October 10th, 10:30am - 7pm, at Parish Hall.

 

At the end of the day, all remaining items will be donated to Charity.

 

For more information, or if you want to volunteer, please contact Carol Sanborn at carolpacpal@aol.com or call (310) 454-1328

 

Thank you for supporting Habitat LA and our  Catholic Coalition!


LEGACY GIFTS: BUILDING THE HOMES OF TOMORROW

Article by: Jennifer Wise, VP of Resource Development, Habitat LA

The Restore has a new location, adjacent to our main offices on Artesia Blvd. in the City of Bellflower. We have lots of space and great items for sale. The ReStore saves our customers money on ordinary items as well as those special, "one-of-a-kind" must have useful pieces. Most importantly, it helps us to build homes.

A few weeks ago I was rummaging through the ReStore looking for items I could use at my home and I met a couple who told me that they make a regular habit of shopping at the ReStore. They have been shopping our ReStores for years knowing that it was a way in which they could support Habitat LA's programs.

As we talked, they mentioned that they wished that they could do more. I suggested that contributions can be made in all sizes and many different ways, including gifts that provide income to our donors. They were eager to learn more about that so I directed them to our planned gifts web page at http://habitatla.plannedgiving.org/. Here our donors are introduced to a variety of ways in which a legacy gift can ensure that Habitat LA continues to provide affordable homes for hardworking families and individuals for generations to come.

For more information in confidence and without obligation, contact Jennifer M. Wise, Vice President of Resource Development, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, 8739 Artesia Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706, or call (424) 246-3627, or Email jwise@habitatla.org.

 

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

 


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BUILD AWARENESS

   

 

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!   

 

 

 To become part of the Habitat Movement call or visit us: 

310.323-HOME(4663)  

www.habitatla.org