"Power Women Power Tools 2008"

Our fourth annual “Power Women, Power Tools” event on Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19 was our biggest and best one yet! We held it in the City of Lynwood where we are building 3 new homes and for two days and four build shifts, women from all industries came out to help us frame them.

The City of Lynwood was gracious and welcoming to all the volunteers and staff (some of whom arrived as early as 6 am.) Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity rallied hundreds of power women from the entertainment industry, such as Julie Bowen, Tia Carrere, Sarah Carter, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Sarah Chalke, Rachael Harris, Sarah Lancaster and more, to support the mission of Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A. Three houses are now in progress on the site thanks to the lovely ladies who came out and poured their hearts into the first floor walls.

It was moving how the voiced their feelings to us about what they were thinking about while building. The families who will live, eat, pray and grow inside these walls were top of mind all day. Laughter was louder than the hammering and smiles were brighter than the summer sun.

This event could not have come close to being as brilliant as it was if it were not for the hard work and dedication of volunteers and staff, but no one works as hard as Alison Treleaven. She is amazing and makes it look so easy. We love you, Ali!

Thanks so much to our fantastic contributors and our food and beverage donors who kept everyone fed and hydrated thoughout the day! They were all amazing!

Art of Food & Wine, Bauble Bath, Beau Jones Photography, EcoBags, Frais, Glen Ivy Spa, Hidden Garden, Malibu Secret, OPI, Paige Denim, PinUp, PZI Jeans, Reel Security, Susan's Healthy Gourmet, Synthia Saint James, The Home Depot, UBU Designs, Warner Bros., Welk Group, WellPoint Inc., Teresa Whitmore

Food and Drinks
California Pizza Kitchen at the Pike in Rainbow Harbor, Edible Arrangements, Fresh and Easy Neighborhood Market, Larabars, Trader Joe’s, Glaceau Smart Water, FRS Healthy Energy Drink, Go Girl Energy Drink, Hansen’s Natural, O.N.E, POM and Starbucks. Yummy!

We interviewed many of our power builders and we will post them to our Habitat GLA YouTube channel in the next few days. (link coming soon)

We are all going to take a little breather but in September we will get started planning “Power Women, Power Tools 2009” event so if you are interested in being a sponsor, builder or donor please contact
Alison Treleaven.

For information on how you can help complete these houses and others in the Greater Los Angeles area please visit our website.

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