JO-AN TURMAN, Director of Marketing & Communications, brings a passionate enthusiasm for helping others to her new role at Habitat for Humanity. She’s spent her entire career help others as Real Estate Broker she assisted first-time home buyers; as former teacher she worked with at-risk youth, ultimately founding the non-profit children’s organization IX Winds Ranch Foundation’s “Camp Gid D Up” where she still serves as a camp director along with her husband, actor Glynn Turman. Turman was most recently Director of Marketing & Communications for the L.A. Neighborhood Housing Services. “Working with an organization like Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles has always been a goal of mine. I have always respected the work they do and I am so proud and honored to be associated with such a worthy organization that literally improves the quality of life of fellow human beings.”
Both Van Lue and Turman will play key roles in the Building A Greater Los Angeles campaign, which is the most aggressive plan the affiliate has announced yet. The three-year campaign will actively address the region’s affordable-housing crisis by implementing multiple programs aimed at people from all walks of life to become proactive on this issue. Specifics of the campaign include Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ “A Brush with Kindness” program, which will rehabilitate homes for low-income families; “Nickels for Nails,” which encourages Los Angeles-area school children to raise funds to build a youth sponsored habitat house and advocate for Habitat for Humanity; a housing symposium that brings together community leaders to address Los Angeles-area housing issues; along with additional outreach, education, volunteer and fundraising initiatives.
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