On January 5th Harbor Freight Tools, the nation’s largest
discount tool retailer, opened its 44th store in the state of
California right here in Huntington Park.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles was chosen as the
benefactor of the Grand Opening Ceremony, which included a generous donation of
tools and building supplies. As
Gift in Kind Manager, I had the awesome opportunity to participate in this
celebration with one of our Construction Project Managers, Darrell Simien.
It was a lot of fun to check out the new store and to speak with members of their retail team who were, to
their delight, already noticing ‘regular’ customers. I also had the honor of meeting members of the Regional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, who hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony and warmly
welcomed Harbor Freight Tools to the neighborhood.
Harbor Freight’s donation included a Pressure Washer, sledge hammers, tape measures and over 150 additional items that will
be put to great use by our volunteers, including Cornerstone Construction
Training Graduates, and staff on build sites throughout Greater LA. Material donations from generous
businesses like Harbor Freight Tools greatly enhance our capacity to serve more
hardworking, low-income families.
With a goal to build and renovate over 250 homes in a 3-year period, it
goes without saying that HFH GLA will make the most of every in-kind
contribution we receive. Thank you
to Harbor Freight Tools and to all of our Gift in Kind (GIK) Partners!
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