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Delta Air Lines Completes 2nd Habitat for Humanity Home in Long Beach & Delivers Keys to New Homeowners in Dedication Ceremony

The 1920s Home was Completely Renovated by Delta Volunteers in 6 Weeks & Fully Funded by In-Flight Recycling Program

Los Angeles, CA – November 2, 2012: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) and Delta Air Lines recently celebrated the completion of the second sponsored home in Long Beach. Partner homeowner, Irma Ulloa, and daughter Vanessa, received the keys to their rehabilitated Spanish style home, originally built in 1926, in a touching ceremony attended by key staff members from both organizations and the City of Long Beach. All of the work on the 86 year-old home took place in just six weeks thanks to dedicated teams of Delta Air Lines employees who volunteered on their own time Wednesday through Saturday, building alongside new partner homeowner, Irma Ulloa.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Announces Annual Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program

Los Angeles, CA – October 30, 2012: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (HFH GLA) annual Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program supports families who have partnered with HFH GLA through its homeownership and home repair programs. These families are low to very low-income, in many cases earning less than half the average income in Los Angeles County, who have worked very hard to purchase a home through HFH GLA. This year, HFH GLA is also extending the opportunity to veteran and military families who have participated in its home repair program. TheAdopt-a-Family Holiday Program allows donors an opportunity to share their blessings with HFH GLA partner families during the holiday season.

A donation of $250 will sponsor a family, however a monetary or gift card donation in any amount will help HFH GLA spread holiday cheer to more. Together with your donation, we will be able to bring joy to thirty hardworking families this year.

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Construction is Underway on 2012 Thrivent Builds® Home in Partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

7th Local Home Sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a Dream Come True for a Hardworking Single Mother

Los Angeles, CA – June 20, 2012: This past Saturday, the local Lutheran faith community, Thrivent Financial, the City of Lynwood and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) gathered to celebrate the beginning of construction on the 2012 Thrivent Builds home in Lynwood. Yadira Luna is purchasing and building the home in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. As part of the Thrivent Builds partnership, 20 Lutheran congregations are contributing 50% of the volunteer hours and 10% of the funding needed to build Luna’s home. Construction is scheduled for completion in December of this year.

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Thrivent Financial Continues Commitment to Affordable Housing with 7th Home Built in Partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Kickoff Event Planned for Saturday, June 16th

Los Angeles, CA – June 12, 2012: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will host a kickoff event on Saturday, June 16 to celebrate the first day Thrivent Financial volunteers will build on the 2012 Thrivent Builds home located in Lynwood, CA. Twenty Lutheran Congregations, from greater Los Angeles, will contribute 50% of the volunteer hours and 10% of the funding needed to build the new home. A brief presentation from 9:00 – 9:30 am will include remarks from HFH GLA representatives, partner homeowners and volunteers, as well as representatives from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Bishop Dean Nelson from the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

“Every year that we can continue to partner with Thrivent Financial is a blessing,” says Erin Rank, President/CEO of HFH GLA.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles hosts AmeriCorps members for weeklong blitz build

 Los Angeles, CA – May 16, 2012– Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will host more than 75 AmeriCorps members the week of May 20-25 for Habitat for Humanity International’s annual AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon.

In addition to Los Angeles, the annual Build-a-Thon will be hosted by Habitat affiliates in Dallas, Milwaukee, and Pensacola, Fl. May 14-25. The builds will engage over 400 AmeriCorps members and alumni from 36 states, and helps to highlight local community needs for affordable housing and the members’ service with Habitat.

This year’s Build-a-Thon is also helping HFH GLA to meet its goals with regards to the second phase of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP2). The federally funded program partners with state and local governments and nonprofits to help reverse the decline in neighborhoods severely affected by foreclosures and abandonment.

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Volunteers Completely Rehabilitate a Home for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles in South Gate During 2nd Annual Lent Build: 40 Days of Building on Faith

Home Completion Celebration Took Place Saturday, April 14th

Los Angeles, CA – April 19, 2012: A little over a month ago, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA), Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith, Director of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and volunteers gathered at a home in South Gate to kickoff the 2012 Lent Build: 40 Days of Building on Faith. On Saturday, April 14th volunteers returned to the home to celebrate its completion, as well as the culmination of the second annual Lent Build event. The 2012 Lent Build: 40 Days of Building on Faith successfully brought together volunteers from congregations crossing denominational lines all across Greater Los Angeles to help HFH GLA build and renovate homes for hardworking, low-income partner homeowners.

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Cyclists will Pedal for a Purpose in the Inaugural “Palos Verdes Bike Ride for Habitat for Humanity” on Saturday, April 21st

Sponsored by Terranea Resort with Proceeds benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA –: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) is proud to announce the inaugural Palos Verdes Bike Ride for Habitat for Humanity cycling event to be held on Saturday, April 21st along the stunning Palos Verdes peninsula.  Ride for Habitat begins and ends at the Terranea Resort with two scenic and challenging course options of 34 or 17 miles.  Interested cyclists may register to ride and fundraise online here.  The event is sponsored by Terranea Resort and additional sponsors include Palos Verdes Bike Center, McCormicks Ambulance, Trader Joe’s and St. Paul’s Church.

Riders, volunteers and additional sponsors are welcome.  Fundraising is optional and the rider who raises the most funds will receive a Grand Prize, a two-night stay at the Terranea Resort.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Youth Volunteers Say “Si Se Puede” to Eliminating Substandard Housing

Local Youth will Kick Start Act! Speak! Build! Week with a Cesar Chavez Build Day Event on Saturday, March 31

Los Angeles, CA – March 30, 2012: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) and local youth will be commemorating the life of farm labor activist, Cesar Chavez, with a build day event on Saturday, March 31. The event will take place on a build site at 3232 Euclid Ave. in Lynwood, CA. from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. In addition to celebrating Chavez’s legacy of non-violent activism and justice for all, the day will also serve as the official launch of Habitat for Humanity’s annual Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW).

The student-initiated week of advocacy, taking place April 1-7, seeks to empower young people to educate themselves and their communities on affordable housing and move people to action. Students, ages 5-25, lead and initiate their own advocacy activities with the support of HFH GLA.

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