Martin Luther King Jr. Build Day
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Meet the Rendon's
General Hospital Fan Build Day
Habitat LA ReStore on Houzz
Who Needs a Will?
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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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After sending out our first newsletter of 2015, we were excited to hear from longtime Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) friend and radio personality, Lisa Foxx, of iHeartRadio. She invited Habitat LA President & CEO, Erin Rank, to be interviewed on "Good People Doing Good Things." A special highlight included Erin sharing a story about a partner homebuyer near and dear to her heart. You can find all five segments HERE. We hope that you find something in this month's newsletter that sparks your interest and inspires you to get involved!




In observance of this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Day, twenty-nine Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers generously gave their time to help build homes in the City of Lynwood.

Partner homebuyer, Nikki Payton, was in attendance, where she shared her story and thanked Lowe's Heroes for coming out to work on her future home.

Across the country, more than 100 Lowe's Heroes volunteers put the words of Martin Luther King Jr. into action by lending a helping hand to build and repair homes in Los Angeles, New York and Charlotte. See pictures HERE




Urban Adventure Quest is donating 25% of all February sales to Habitat LA. Find out more HERE.

Satisfy your sense of adventure this February and support Habitat LA by purchasing an interactive tour from Urban Adventure Quest! When you purchase a tour, questions and clues will be fed to you through your smartphone. As you solve these clues and complete challenges, you will experience a city's famous sites and hidden gems. This scavenger hunt style tour exists in more than 30 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada!

Habitat LA was a natural choice as a non-profit partner for the Urban Adventure Quest team. All three of the company's owners have ventured out of the country to build with Habitat for Humanity internationally. Read a guest blog post about their trip with us to Vietnam HERE.




Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW) is a national Habitat for Humanity student-initiated advocacy program that empowers young people to educate themselves about affordable housing issues and to take action. Thousands of youth from throughout the U.S. and Los Angeles County will participate in events and activities during ASBW - April 12-18 - to take action, raise their voices and build awareness about the need for affordable housing solutions.


Students here in greater Los Angeles are encouraged to participate in ASBW by signing up as a youth advocate and participating in a suggested activity.  Consider how creating a short video, meeting with an elected official, or posting on social media could call attention to the need for affordable housing. You can also participate in Habitat LA's door decorating contest. This year's theme is "A key to inspiration."

Here's how the contest works:
  • Take a common door and decorate it in a creative way to raise awareness about the need for affordable housing.
  • Submit an entry form and photo of your door for the chance to win prizes and have your door on public display.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the most creative doors chosen by a panel of judges as well as the door with the most likes on the Habitat LA Facebook page.
More information is coming soon on our website, click HERE. You can also contact [email protected] with any questions, to reserve one of the free doors available through our ReStores (supplies are limited), or for a complete list of advocacy activity ideas!




Last week, Habitat LA joined 250 Habitat affiliates from throughout the U.S. for Habitat on the Hill, Habitat for Humanity International's annual advocacy conference in Washington D.C.  Habitat LA President & CEO, Erin Rank, and Habitat LA VP of Advocacy and Community Engagement, Veronica Garcia D�valos, represented the affiliate and participated in meetings with nine legislators representing the greater Los Angeles region. The meetings centered on Habitat's housing priorities as well as the need for greater affordable housing opportunities.  


Larry Gluth, Habitat for Humanity International Senior Vice President for U.S. and Canada, presented the second annual Habitat for Humanity Advocacy Awards during the conference.  Habitat LA was one of the affiliates recognized for outstanding advocacy initiatives.  







Maria and Ricardo Rendon are newlyweds who are happy to be partnering with Habitat LA so that they can begin their married life in their own home. Maria is a Catholic school teacher in South LA, who also volunteers as a Sunday school teacher at her parish. Her husband, Ricardo, is a retired U.S. Navy veteran. 


Habitat LA's Catholic Coalition, which is made up of local Catholic churches and organizations, is helping to build and fund the Rendon's home.


Churches of all sizes and denominations will also be coming together February 18 - April 2 for Habitat LA's annual Lent Build: 40 Days of Building on Faith. We are looking forward to another Lenten Season of living out faith through service!


For more information on our Catholic Coalition, or this year's Lent Build, please contact Habitat LA's Faith Relations Manager Chris Untiet







Your favorite Port Charles residents will once again be coming to LA for the 6th Annual General Hospital Fan Build Day in April. Lisa LoCicero (Olivia Falconeri) and Dominic Zamprogna (Dante Angelo Falconeri) invite you to join them and some of their cast members for an intimate Habitat LA build day.


Space is very limited and the participant fee is $275, which includes breakfast, lunch and a commemorative t-shirt. Fans can also fundraise above and beyond the $275 for the chance to win special prizes!


Click HERE to register today!




At Habitat LA, one of the most fulfilling aspects of our work is watching our partner families build their own houses and then turn them into homes. Houzz is an online community that also provides users with plenty of inspiration for creating their dream homes. The site provides tips, tools and products for home improvement. 


Habitat LA's ReStore is now on Houzz and on our page, you will find pictures of projects that we have worked on, ideas on how to decorate your space with ReStore finds and more!


If you are making home improvements, please consider donating gently used goods to the ReStore. You can now schedule donations and pick-ups online! Visit DonateToHabitat.com to schedule a pick-up, or call (424) 246-3637 to speak with one of our donations coordinators.







Did you know that if you don't have a will the State of California has one for you? It is designed to distribute assets equally among your next of kin, regardless of your personal feelings or any special needs that your heirs might have. Oh, and it doesn't include any bequests to your favorite charities, not even Habitat LA!


Planning your estate is a pretty simple process and we have some tools to help you located on our website: www.habitatla.org/plannedgiving.org. As you make your own plans for bequests to your family, ask yourself this question, "Could my heirs survive if I left them 99% of my estate?" If your answer is yes, we hope that you might consider making a 1% remainder bequest to Habitat LA. See the section, "Gifts that anyone can make."


For more information about how you can personally benefit from making a bequest to Habitat LA feel free to contact Les Fujimoto, Director of Leadership Giving, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, or call (424) 246-3634, or email [email protected].


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





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