|Board of Directors |
Hollywood Sierra Kitchens
Daniel BurgnerBurgner Experiential
California Bank & Trust
Zurich North America
Southern California Edison
Delta Air Lines, Inc
Platinum Equity, LLC
Lang Media Group
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
City of Los Angeles
Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions
The Woodward Group
A world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
THANK YOU TO OUR VALUED DONORS
March - April 2015 Gifts
The Home Depot Foundation
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Grifols Shared Services North America Inc.
Parkcrest Christian Church
Kabbalah Centre Los Angeles
Linda and Randy Russell
Wells Fargo Housing Foundation
West Los Angeles County Thrivent Chapter
Mary Ann Canter
Duane Morris LLP
* Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc.
The Walt Disney Company
Zurich North America
Alta Via Consulting LLC
Conifer Health Solutions, Inc.
* Ram Board
Michael and Patricia Roth
Raul and Maria Salinas
* Schneider Electric
* Whirlpool Corporation
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
The Active Network, Inc.
* The Ames Companies, Inc.
The Bank of New York Mellon
BNSF Railway Company
* Chris Bacarella Photography, LLC
Cory Martin Events
Employees Charity Organization (ECHO) of Northrop Grumman
First United Methodist Church of Seal Beach
Foundation for Financial Planning
Global Experience Magnet School
* Hunter Douglas
Journey of Faith
Lopez and Brady, P.C.
Lowe Enterprises Inc.
Loyola High School
Lutheran Church of the Master
Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc
James P. and Shirley F. McFarland Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation
Palos Verdes Peninsula High School
Brigitte and Kevin Pratt
Proskauer Rose LLP
The Schwab Charitable Fund
St. Francis Episcopal Church
St. Monica Catholic Church
Team One Advertising
Transamerica Insurance & Investment Group
University of California - Irvine
University of Northern Iowa
Urban Adventure Quest, LLC
* The Vons Foundation
Diana and Robert Walker
Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign
* Denotes GIK donor
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 Air Lines
Faithful Central Bible Church
The Gary Magness Foundation
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
The Home Depot Foundation
Malarkey Roofing Company *
Presbytery of the Pacific
Revco Industries, Inc. *
Sit 'n' Sleep *
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Venice Santa Monica Free Methodist Church
The Vons Foundation
The Walt Disney Company
The Weingart Foundation
The W.M. Keck Foundation
*Denotes In-Kind Gifts
The Los Angeles Business Journal recently ranked Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) on its list of Top 25 Residential Developers in Los Angeles for the second consecutive year. In addition, Builder Magazine released its Builder 100 list where Habitat for Humanity International remained in the top 25 for a fourth year in a row. These are both incredible honors and we hope that you will find time this summer to volunteer with us as we continue to meet the challenges of building affordably in Los Angeles. Internationally, we are focused on supporting rebuilding efforts in Nepal. If you would like to make a donation toward this campaign, please click HERE.
AB 1335, the Building Homes and Jobs Act, is coming up for a vote in the State Assembly on June 5. If passed, it would establish a "permanent source" of funding for affordable housing at the state level.
Recognizing that more affordable homeownership opportunities are needed, Assembly Speaker, Toni Atkins, introduced this bill package that includes: AB 35, AB 1335, AB 90 and AB 1056. Los Angeles metro area renters have the highest median rent burden in the nation, with 47% of monthly income devoted to rent.
Take Action! Click HERE
to read a letter from Habitat LA's President and CEO, Erin Rank. Click HERE
for more info about each bill and for sample letters of support. For more information about Habitat LA's Advocacy Agenda, please email Veronica Garcia Davalos at [email protected]
VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION EVENT
We love our volunteers and always look forward to our annual Volunteer Appreciation event. This year's event was held on Thursday April 16th at the Hotel Maya in Long Beach. We celebrated more than 6,000 volunteers who donated their time in 2014. We also gave out the President's Call to Service awards as well as Departmental Volunteer of the Year awards. Our volunteers help us to carry out our mission and it was wonderful to recognize their dedication with a special evening of food, drinks and ocean side views! If you are interested in volunteering, click HERE
More than 300 volunteers from Team Depot, The Home Depot's associate-led volunteer force, joined us on Earth Day to put eco-friendly final touches, including rain barrels and an edible garden with native plants and fruit trees, on the Volunteers of America Blue Butterfly Village.
The 73 unit complex in San Pedro broke ground in 2011 and is a housing complex for female veterans and their children who would otherwise be homeless.
For more about The Home Depot's efforts to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans and their families, click HERE.
NISSAN/HEISMAN TROPHY TRUST BUILD DAY
Former Heisman Trophy winners traded in their pads and cleats for hard hats and hammers to raise the walls for the Loza family's future Habitat LA home. The build day was in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, Nissan and the Heisman Trophy Trust.
Before the building began, the Heisman recipients also led a football clinic for local youth at Carson High School.
|George Rogers '80, Troy Smith '06, Erin Rank, Matt Leinart '04 and Tony Dorsett '76|
For more information on the build with Nissan and the Heisman Trophy Trust, click HERE.
Thank you to Nissan for putting together the great video below capturing the spirit of the build day!
|Nissan, Heisman winners and Habitat for Humanity tackle affordable housing|
Habitat LA's Women Build day on May 7 with Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers was the perfect way to lead into Mother's Day on May 10th. The build day was part of National Women Build Week, where women all across the country build and advocate for affordable housing in their local communities.
Lowe's Heroes employee volunteers from stores across LA came together to help put the finishing touches on seven Habitat LA homes in Lynwood, CA. They were joined by Tara Young, one of our partner homeowners. She is a single mother of two, and works as a preschool teacher. This year Tara's daughter, Ajhanae, turned 16 just in time to volunteer onsite with her mom. The mother-daughter duo thought there would be no better way to celebrate Mother's Day than by giving other Habitat LA families the same "hand-up" that they received.
For more information on Lowe's partnership for National Women Build Week 2015, click HERE.
6th ANNUAL GENERAL HOSPITAL FAN BUILD DAY
April 18, 2015 marked the 6th Annual General Hospital Fan Build Day. Twenty lucky fans got the opportunity to mingle and help build Habitat LA homes with their favorite actors from the popular ABC drama.
Mommy-to-be, Lisa LoCicero, graciously decided to celebrate her birthday with us and co-hosted this year's build with, Dominic Zamprogna. Several other cast members joined them including; Emme Rylan, Maura West, Nancy Lee Grahn, Ryan Peavey and many more!
If you are a General Hospital Fan, be sure to keep your eyes and ears open for next year's event, spots will fill up fast. Read more about the event HERE.
THANK YOU LA CIENEGA DESIGN QUARTER
Thank you to the La Cienega Design Quarter for designating Habitat LA as the beneficiary of its 2015 Legends of La Cienega Design Festival.
Eight renowned designers from across the country designed custom chairs that were displayed during the festival and later auctioned off. The styles of the chairs ranged from traditional to avant garde and all the proceeds went to support Habitat LA. To view more of the designs and read about the event CLICK HERE
HABITAT LA CELEBRATES NEW HOME
Habitat LA and the City of Long Beach recently celebrated Air Force Veteran, Roxanna Gomez, receiving the keys to her new home.
Roxanna, a single mother to her son Nazareth, bravely spent five years in the U.S. Military and completed two tours in Kuwait and South Korea. She continues helping her local community as a member of Habitat LA's Veterans Advisory Council (VAC) and also works as a veteran representative for an employment development agency.
Habitat LA thanks The Home Depot Foundation, the Military and Veterans Appreciation Trust (MVAT) Foundation and all the donors who have supported the Habitat for Heroes Veterans initiative. To read the Long Beach Post article covering the event CLICK HERE and the press release for the event HERE.
GIFTS CAN REALLY COST NOTHING TO MAKE!
Did you know that you can make a gift to Habitat LA that costs you nothing? Interested in learning more? Watch our latest video about how you can change the lives of families who have never enjoyed or been able to afford to buy a home. Click here
and please view the "Watch and Listen" video found on this page.
Homeownership is about more than just pride. It provides a safe environment where families can grow. Kids do better in school and learn more when they have a permanent home location and a regular place to study. A Habitat home makes it possible for families to be involved in communities and develop lasting friendships.
Your support today and tomorrow does more than simply building houses. It builds families and communities and creates healthy living environments. For more information about making a gift that costs you nothing, contact: Les Fujimoto, Habitat LA's Director of Leadership Giving and Campaigns at (424) 246-3634 or via email at [email protected]
Attention Legacy Society Members: Our next Legacy Society Meeting and Seminar will be held on Tuesday, July 14. Please save the date and more information will be forthcoming.
The Southern California affiliate of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA SC) has graciously selected Habitat LA as a charitable partner for their 2015 Southern California Chapter Foundation Golf Classic.
CMAA SC's mission is to promote and serve the professional practice of construction management through education, research and professional development.
The Golf Classic will be held on Monday, September 14, 2015, at the Old Ranch Country Club in Seal Beach. CMAA SC's gift will be used to build a student-designed, 3 bed, 2 bath Habitat LA home for a hard working family in Los Angeles.
Please consider joining some of Southern California's most well respected construction industry members at this event as a player or a sponsor. For more information, please e-mail Bob Levey at
[email protected]. Thank you to our friends at CMAA SC for their partnership! Click HERE to view the event flyer.
BECOME PART OF THE HABITAT MOVEMENT!
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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