Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Gladys Knight, Maze Headline Concert Benefitting Faithful Central Bible Church & Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA

Gladys Knight and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly will headline a concert honoring Dr. Kenneth C. Ulmer this Friday night, benefitting Faithful Central Bible Church & Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.  Buy tickets.

In spring of 2012, we launched a new initiative called Celebrate Home & Health with Faithful Central Bible Church to promote and develop healthy homes and healthy families within communities, locally and around the world. Its mission is to provide the leadership, expertise and resources that enable under-served communities to reach and maintain their optimal level of health and well-being and to empower them to obtain sustainable and affordable housing.

Celebrate Home & Health combines education and coalition building to advance environmental and economic empowerment within our community.  With the help of our corporate and civic partners and thousands of caring individuals throughout the Greater Los Angeles area, we plan to build and renovate homes in the local community as well as provide much-needed home exterior repairs (paint, landscaping, roof, etc.) through our A Brush with Kindness’ program. In addition, through our global network, we plan to build and renovate in economically challenged regions of South Africa.

The concert takes place this Friday, October 19th at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel and some of the VIPs and celebrities attending include:

Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer (Sr. Pastor, Teacher, FCBC); Erin Rank (HFHGLA); Pastor & Mrs. Wayne Chaney, Jr; (Antioch); Pastor Earl A. Pleasant (Greater New Bethel); Angela Bassett (Jumping the Broom); Blair Underwood (The Event); Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order CI); Garth Kemp (KABC); Recording Artist/Actor LL Cool J (NCIS LA); Robert Guilluame (Benson); Shaun Robinson (Access Hollywood); NBA Champion and TV Host John Salley; (Glynn Turman (House of Lies); James Pickens, Jr. (Grey’s Anatomy); CCH Pounder (Avatar); Anna Maria Horsford (Minority Report); Warryn & Erica Campbell /Tina Campbell (Mary, Mary/Soul Seekers); Comedian, Jonathan Slocumb; Art Evans (Last Man Standing); Aundrae Russell (& Hugh Fuller (KJLH Radio Free); Shaunie O’Neal and many more.

We’d like to thank the our title sponsors Nissan, as well as Toyota Motors; Magic Johnson Foundation and Connection III Entertainment for supporting this wonderful event.
Tickets are available here.

If you would like to obtain press credentials, please contact Sonya Ede ( by Thursday, October 18 by 5:00pm PT.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Discovering Hidden Treasures at our ReStores...

Two Friends Share Their Story of Finding a Diamond in the Rough in our own ReStores! 

My friend Chet loves to scour the Habitat ReStore for diamonds in the rough. When he finds things he thinks I’d like he takes a photo and sends it to me, I can then say yea or nay on the spot. I recently bought a new home and it needs lots of things: furniture, light fixtures, cabinets, you name it. I was thrilled the other day when I got some emails from Chet who was out shopping again and found three chandelier possibilities. He suggested that with some paint it would look great in my new house. I chose the one I liked best, he bought it, took it home and painted it and delivered it to my door. Now that is a great friend.

-Kirstin Wilder

The chandelier before and after!

You might see just an old Chandelier, but I might see a great opportunity. A lil elbow grease, a little creativity and bam, you can turn coal into diamonds. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore has become a weekly habit because I am constantly finding great used items at great prices, as well as the thrill of the unexpected treasures to recondition, or repurpose.

-Chet Leonard

To find your own diamonds in the rough, check out our ReStores, we have two locations to serve you!

          17700 S. Figueroa Street                                11029 Alondra Blvd.
          Gardena, CA 90248                                       Norwalk, CA 90650