South Gate Mayor, HUD representative, City Officials, Volunteers& New Partner Homeowners Join in Ribbon Cutting Event
Los Angeles, CA – November 21, 2012: The Neighborhood Stabilization Program2 (NSP2) was established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to stabilize neighborhoods whose viability has been and continues to be damaged by foreclosed and abandoned properties. Through the NSP2 program, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA)has partnered with the City of South Gate to purchase 32 foreclosed homes; rehabilitate them with volunteer support and sell them to qualified low-income homebuyers.NSP2 has allowed HFH GLA to serve more families and individuals in greater Los Angeles through the rehabilitation of more than 100 homes and contribute to the area economy by utilizing the services of local companies.
It is back to school time, which also means that many college students are starting internships. In fact, I was inspired to write this post because we have a potential intern coming in to interview today!
Starfish PR is a small (but mighty) operation, so we get our own coffee and do our own grunt work. While our interns should not expect to be running the company by the end of the week, they should expect to jump in and do some real PR work!
We love for our interns to share their specific interests and internship goals with us. That way we can identify assignments and upcoming events that will get them excited about the field of PR. Our goal is to inspire our interns, not crush them!
Another important part of the first week, is having our interns become familiar with our clients. We ask them to visit our clients’ websites, blogs, facebook and twitter accounts and take notes, as well as ask questions.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ Premier Build Weekend Event Announced for Sept. 29-30, 2012
Los Angeles, CA – August 6, 2012: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles announced today Lowe’s will return as the “Diamond Hammer” (title corporate partner) of its premier build events, Power Women Power Tools (PWPT) and the Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity Build-A-Thon (HFHFH BAT).
More than 500 volunteers will participate in the events at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30. The volunteers will build walls, which will be used for future home construction in the local community. Lowe’s became the title corporate partner for the events in 2011 and since then has committed more than $500,000 to revitalize communities throughout greater Los Angeles.
Volunteer Activities Taking Place in Greater Los Angeles April 15 – 21, 2012
Los Angeles, CA – April 17, 2012: National Volunteer Week, an annual event that encourages people to get engaged with their local communities, takes place April 15 to 21. During National Volunteer Week, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will be welcoming volunteers to its build sites, Gardena and Norwalk ReStores, offices and special events as well as celebrating the important role that they play in building affordable housing. Construction volunteers must be 16 years or older and ReStore volunteers need only be 14 years old to participate in the nationwide event. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up online at www.habitatla.org.