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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles will Honor Morley Builders as the Builder of the Year at 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® on September 28

Annual Event Honors Change Makers in Building & Real Estate Industries

Los Angeles, CA – July 25, 2017: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will give top honors to Morley Builders at its 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® to be held Thursday, September 28 at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel. Morley Builders, one of the preeminent leaders in the construction industry, will receive the Builder of the Year award for their commitment to building innovative, high-quality residential and commercial projects with integrity, pride and dignity. Morley Builders joins two other notable honorees, Luc Robitaille (Foundation Builder award recipient) and “Sugar” Ray Leonard (Dream Builder award recipient).

Each year, Habitat LA honors outstanding individuals and companies that are committed to revitalizing and transforming the landscape of Los Angeles.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Joins the Macy’s Shop For A Cause Charity Challenge on CrowdRise

Help Habitat LA win $100,000 by donating to its CrowdRise campaign
 
Los Angeles, CA – July 14, 2017: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has joined the Macy’s Shop For A Cause Charity Challenge, a fundraising competition on CrowdRise, the largest crowdfunding platform for good. Participating charities across the country will compete for up to $300,000 in prize money. Habitat LA has joined the Challenge on CrowdRise in hopes of raising money to build more affordable homeownership opportunities.

Habitat LA is committed to the vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live by bringing together communities, organizations, companies and volunteers to achieve the goal of eliminating substandard housing.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles will Honor Luc Robitaille with Foundation Builder Award at 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® on September 28th

Annual Event Honors Change Makers in Building & Real Estate Industries

Los Angeles, CA – July 5, 2017: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will honor Hockey Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Kings President Luc Robitaille at its 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® to be held Thursday, September 28 at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel. Mr. Robitaille will receive the organization’s Foundation Builder Award in recognition of his significant contribution and leadership in creating intentional change in the Los Angeles community with the Kings Care and Echoes of Hope foundations.

Each year, Habitat LA honors outstanding individuals and companies that are committed to revitalizing and transforming the landscape of Los Angeles.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Receives Donation of Lighting, Home Decor, Bedding and Furniture from Local Ethan Allen Design Center

Los Angeles, CA – June 29, 2017:  Ethan Allen, as part of its ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity, has donated a range of home goods to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) for resale in local area Habitat for Humanity ReStores.

Last year, Ethan Allen donated close to 4,000 products to Habitat ReStores across the U.S. and Canada. This year’s additional donations should bring estimated total donations to 48,000 with a total estimated retail value of more than $19 million. “Creating happy homes is what we do best,” said Peter Drazba, District Manager of Ethan Allen’s Torrance and Tustin Design Centers. “We’re thrilled to help families achieve their dreams of homeownership, and we’re proud to support Habitat LA’s work in our community.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Celebrates the Completion of Four New, Affordable Homes in the City of Montebello

Home dedication ceremony to take place Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Los Angeles, CA – June 23, 2017: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), along with the City of Montebello and Partnership Housing, are proud to celebrate the completion of four new, affordable homes with a dedication ceremony on Wednesday, June 28 from 11am – 12:30pm.This marks the first development in partnership with the City of Montebello to bring affordable homeownership opportunities to the area.

This neighborhood would not have been possible without the generous support of the City of Montebello, Partnership Housing, Bank of America, the Habitat LA Catholic Coalition and Grifols.

“We are thrilled to welcome home the Duarte, Jefferson, Limon, and Ramos families,” said Erin Rank, President & CEO, Habitat LA.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles will Honor “Sugar” Ray Leonard with Dream Builder Award at 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® on September 28th

Annual Event Honors Change Makers in Building & Real Estate Industries

Los Angeles, CA – June 21, 2017: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will honor “Sugar” Ray Leonard at its 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball® to be held Thursday, September 28th at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel. Mr. Leonard is the first honoree to be announced and will receive the organization’s Dream Builder Award recognizing his commitment to helping those in need in the community, as an individual and through the vast efforts of the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation.

Each year, Habitat LA honors outstanding individuals and companies that are committed to revitalizing and transforming the landscape of Los Angeles.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Makes Los Angeles Business Journal’s Top 25 Residential Developers List as the only Nonprofit Developer in the List

Los Angeles, CA – May 31, 2017:  For the fourth consecutive year, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) was named as one of the Los Angeles Business Journal’s List of Top 25 Residential Developers in Los Angeles. This year Habitat LA was ranked number 22, up one spot from last year’s ranking of number 23.  Additionally, Habitat LA is the only nonprofit builder in the Top 25.

“We are grateful to be recognized as a top residential developer in Los Angeles, an area where homeownership is simply unattainable for most,” said Erin Rank, President and CEO of Habitat LA.  “This achievement is especially challenging in the development of affordable housing, as our model is very different than most builders. We celebrate this honor on behalf of our volunteers, donors, city partners and the families with whom we build. I congratulate our dedicated staff for this remarkable accomplishment.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Announces 7th Annual General Hospital Fan Build Day

Registration is Now Open to Build Homes Alongside GH Cast Members on April 22, 2017

Los Angeles, CA – April 17, 2017:  Fans of the long-running, ABC daytime drama, General Hospital will once again have the opportunity to spend a day building a Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) home alongside their favorite cast members.  The 7th Annual General Hospital Fan Build will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. All proceeds will help Habitat LA build more affordable homes in greater Los Angeles.  Fans may register online for one of 25 build spots available.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Selected for “Affiliates of Distinction” Honor for their Service and Innovation

Bellflower, CA — March 9, 2017: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is one of 23 organizations recognized by Habitat for Humanity International as an “Affiliate of Distinction”. The Affiliates of Distinction program was established by Habitat for Humanity to honor local Habitat organizations that meet or exceed best-practice standards to uphold their work across the Habitat network.

“We are honored to once again be named as an Affiliate of Distinction by Habitat for Humanity and congratulate our fellow recipients. At Habitat LA, we strive to live up to this distinction daily as we serve our communities and work with our dedicated volunteers and donors to Build a Greater Los Angeles,” says Erin Rank, president and CEO of Habitat LA.

For 27 years, Habitat LA has worked in the greater Los Angeles area to help local families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through homeownership.

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Fletco Carpets USA Partners with The Vure Group to Expand U.S. Availability of its Award-Winning Commercial Products into Southwest

Los Angeles, CA — February 16, 2017: Fletco Carpets USA is pleased to announce it is partnering with The Vure Group of Houston, Texas to continue its expansion in the U.S.  Fletco Carpets, one of Denmark’s leading carpet manufacturers, launched in the U.S. in November 2016 under the leadership of Anthony Minite. Aligning with The Vure Group supports the company’s expansion efforts by bringing its award-winning commercial and residential carpet products to end users in the Southwestern marketplaces.

“The response we are receiving from end users has been overwhelming and we are thrilled to have Chris Watson and Vure Group on board,”  said Minite, managing director.  “Chris is a trusted colleague, who has a great reputation for design and service excellence.  I have every confidence that Vure and Fletco will have tremendous success in this marketplace.

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