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National Women Build Day
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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. 


Quick Links


March - April 2015 Gifts




The Home Depot Foundation 


Lowe's Companies, Inc.


Platinum Hammer


Annenberg Foundation 


Grifols Shared Services North America Inc.


Nissan Foundation 


* Purdy


Gold Hammer


Parkcrest Christian Church 


Silver Hammer


Caruso Affiliated 


Kabbalah Centre Los Angeles


Linda and Randy Russell


Wells Fargo Housing Foundation 


West Los Angeles County Thrivent Chapter 


Bronze Hammer 


Mary Ann Canter 


Duane Morris LLP


* Kimberly-Clark Corporation 


Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. 


The Walt Disney Company 


Zurich North America


Architects Circle 


Paul Mitchell


Thrivent Financial 


Turf Terminators


Silver Nail 


Alta Via Consulting LLC


AT&T Pioneers 




Conifer Health Solutions, Inc. 


MVAT Foundation 


* Ram Board 


Marni Rosenzweig 


Michael and Patricia Roth 


Raul and Maria Salinas 


* Schneider Electric 


* Variety 


* Whirlpool Corporation 


Zimmer Gunsul Frasca


Bronze Nail 


The Active Network, Inc.


* The Ames Companies, Inc. 


The Bank of New York Mellon 


BNSF Railway Company 




* Chris Bacarella Photography, LLC 


Colleen Cole 


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 


Dan Kroll 


Lopez and Brady, P.C. 


Cristina Lopez 


Lowe Enterprises Inc. 


Loyola High School 


Lutheran Church of the Master 


Matt Curtis Real Estate, Inc 


Stacy McDaniel 


James P. and Shirley F. McFarland Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation 


Palos Verdes Peninsula High School 


David Perkins 


Brigitte and Kevin Pratt 


Proskauer Rose LLP 


RR Donnelley 


The Schwab Charitable Fund 


St. Francis Episcopal Church 


St. Monica Catholic Church 


Team Mazda 


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

MAY 2015

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].


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





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
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.



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 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 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.  





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.





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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