Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We are on Facebook & MySpace

If you have an account on Facebook or MySpace be sure to connect with us so we can give you updates on current and future volunteer opportunities; news about our wonderful Habitat Partner Families and of course amazing homeownership opportunities!

On Facebook, our Group name is"Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A. Volunteers."

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

LOW-INCOME FAMILY OF THREE CELEBRATE NEW HOMEOWNERSHIP WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – DESPITE CHALLENGING ECONOMY

A Home Dedication is planned for the Diaz-Echavarria Family on Wednesday, 9/24 at 4:00 pm to celebrate homeownership! Why not apply for your own Habitat for Humanity home?

Tomorrow the Diaz-Echavarria Family will be handed the keys to their new home in Lynwood during a home dedication ceremony with city officials, Habitat for Humanity staff, volunteers, neighbors and well-wishers. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, in partnership with the City of Lynwood, helped the Diaz-Echavarria family achieve their American Dream on a refurbished home, which the family helped build as part of their 500 hours of “sweat equity.” The ceremony will begin at 4:00 pm and will include a short presentation, a key presentation and home blessing. Refreshments and tours will be available.

Los Angeles is ranked last in housing affordability in the United States and the Diaz-Echavarria family would never qualify for a traditional home loan. By partnering with Habitat for Humanity, families like the Diaz-Echavarrias are able to achieve homeownership through zero-interest loans and a willingness to help build their home and other Habitat homes. Their home was built in partnership with the City of Lynwood and with the generous support of Buildable Hours & City Yoga.

This is also the 7th Habitat for Humanity home to be completed on Louise Street in the City of Lynwood since 1994.

Think you or someone you know should apply? Visit our website for more information.

Friday, September 19, 2008

TUNE IN: Erin Rank will be on The Sound 100.3 This Sunday!

President/CEO Erin Rank will be on the radio this Sunday as a special guest on 100.3 fm The Sound's community affairs show "5900 Wilshire."

Please tune in at 7:45 am to 100.3 fm in Los Angeles!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

On October 1st we will be Honoring the California First Family & More to Celebrate our Building a Greater L.A. Campaign

Tickets are still avaiable for our Diamonds & Denim fundraiser!
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY’S “BUILDING A GREATER LOS ANGELES” GALA CELEBRATES THE DREAM OF HOMEOWNERSHIP & LONG-TIME SUPPORTERS

Gov. Schwarzenegger, First Lady Maria Shriver & Family; Hon. Henry Cisneros; Citi Smith Barney & Jerrold Eberhardt and Ed Begley Jr. will be honored for their commitment to Building a Greater (and Greener) Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA – September 17, 2008: Habitat for Humanity has built over 230 affordable homes in the Greater Los Angeles over the past 16 years thanks to the support of numerous volunteers, donors and government officials. To thank those who have helped make a difference in the lives of hundreds of hardworking low income families and to ensure several more are afforded the same opportunity, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles is hosting a “Building a Greater Los Angeles” Gala. >>more

Friday, September 5, 2008

Habitat Home Improvement Store Celebrates 4 Years of Reuse

Four years ago we opened our Home Improvement store in Gardena to resell donated items to the public as a way of generating more revenue to build more homes. We had no idea how successful the store would be or the impact we'd have on the environment and community.

By donating your unwanted household and buiding materials to our store, the public has diverted several thousand tons of materials from our landfills. It's amazing how much of a difference we have all made togther in four years.

Our store is also very popular with the community, some folks stop by daily to check out the new arrivals. We have seen some pretty cool stuff come through our doors like Barry Bonds hot tub, movie sets, classic novels, artwork, patio furniture, windows, doors, flooring and appliances that were never installed.

By donating and shopping at our store, you can help us build more decent, affordable homes in Greater L.A. because 100% of proceeds go back into building homes.

If you haven't visited our Home Improvement Store, please stop by and check it out. We are open Tuesday through Saturday. And if you have items to donate, just call Nicki and she'll arrange for a pick up. Heck, we'll even take your non-working vehicles!