Erin Rank discusses Habitat’s Power Women Power Tools Event on camera with KTLA News.
More than 200 Women Volunteers to Begin Framework for Four New Habitat Homes
Los Angeles, CA – June 4, 2014: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (Habitat LA) Power Women Power Tools (PWPT) build event turns ten this year and more than 200 volunteers are expected to join in the celebration. The all-women crew of volunteers will be framing walls for four new sustainable, affordable homes in Lynwood, as part of a seven-home neighborhood currently in progress. Habitat LA is pleased to welcome back Lowe’s, Union Bank and Sony Pictures Entertainment as the primary supporters of this event.
Power Women Power Tools attracts hundreds of professional women from various sectors, including corporate, entertainment, education and faith to build homes side by side with Habitat LA partner homeowners.
“Opening the Doors to Change” Design Contest is One Way to Get Involved
Los Angeles, CA – March 20, 2014: Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW) is a student-initiated advocacy program that empowers young people ages 5-25, not only to educate themselves about affordable housing issues, but also to take action. Habitat for Humanity affiliates around the country participate annually and this year ASBW will take place April 6-12. Locally, schools and universities will participate with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) by planning and hosting an event or activity focused on ending poverty housing, raising social consciousness, and changing housing policy.
This year’s theme is “Opening the Doors to Change.
Laguna Beach, CA – March 13, 2014: Deconstruction & ReUse Network, Inc. (DRN) is thrilled to announce Rudy Carrasco has joined the organization as a project manager in its San Francisco region. DRN is an environmental and social benefit 501(c)(3) dedicated to promoting and empowering deconstruction practices and the reuse of quality building materials through collaboration.
In his role as project manager, Rudy Carrasco will assist property owners with planning and oversight of their projects, while networking with local organizations and municipalities to expand awareness of DRN’s services throughout the San Francisco area.
“Rudy brings valuable experience with building materials and construction management to our team,” said Lorenz Schilling, president of DRN. “He also understands the powerful impact the practice of reuse can have in the community.
Angela Moore interviewing Monica Potter during HFH GLA‘s Build-A-Thon, where she gives us some insight as to what happens behind the scenes.
One way we support our clients is with video interviews during key events. Here, Angela Moore interviews actor, Colin Ford, during HFH GLA‘s Build-A-Thon about his experiences volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
Watch his video here.
We work with a lot of non-profits and so we understand how helpful a PSA is for your organization and how much more powerful it is with a celebrity attached to it. Therefore, you should always be ready to film. We carry our Kodak Play Touch with us all the time in case an opportunity arises. If nothing else, a smart phone will always work in a pinch! Earlier this month, we were on site with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles for their National Women Build event in Long Beach and Holly Robinson Peete was the spokesperson. So, as we were interviewing her for a long form video about the event, we seized the opportunity to capture a short video with her talking about why she supports Habitat for Humanity. A little bit of editing later and voila, a PSA!
And P.S. Holly is awesome – we had some fun on Vine that day – you can watch it here.
Volunteers from Sit n’ Sleep, Fox & Sony Join Efforts to Build Affordable, Sustainable Housing
Los Angeles, CA – April 23, 2013: In honor of National Volunteer Week, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will be hosting special build days, today through Saturday, welcoming volunteers from Sit n’ Sleep, Fox Broadcasting Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment and more. National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities.
Volunteers will be giving back with Habitat at various build sites throughout greater Los Angeles, taking on a variety of tasks that include demolition, trenching, drywall, framing, roofing and more.
Los Angeles, CA – March 26, 2013: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) has been selected as one of seven “Affiliates of Distinction” by Habitat for Humanity International.
The Affiliates of Distinction program was established this year by Habitat for Humanity to honor those Habitat affiliates that meet or exceed best-practice standards.
“We are extremely honored to be acknowledged as one of the Inaugural Affiliates of Distinction,” said Erin Rank, president and CEO, HFH GLA. “This award belongs to all of the staff, Board Members and volunteers who carry out our work with passion and integrity every day. We applaud the work of Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the nation, and we are proud to be part of this ministry.”
Watch a video with Erin Rank talking about this honor here.
Salvaged Building Materials Donated to help Build Affordable Housing
Hermosa Beach, CA – February 7, 2013: Deconstruction & ReUse Network (DRN), an environmental and social benefit organization, recently assisted Bonnie MacLeod and Dr. David Brunner of Hermosa Beach with the deconstruction of her 1930s home for reuse and recycling. DRN develops programs for property owners to ensure structures slated for remodel or tear down will be reused and recycled. Deconstruction is environmentally practical and, in most cases, provides property owners with significant tax deductions. Most projects are completed in three weeks or less.
Situated a few blocks from the ocean in Hermosa Beach, this 1,200 square-foot home was built in 1931. The one-story home, which included a basement, yielded nearly 6.