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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles & Bank of America Complete Home in Partnership with Dorsey Family in Compton

Dorsey Family

Home Dedication Ceremony to be held Thursday, Nov. 20th

Los Angeles, CA – November 17, 2014: Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) have completed the renovation of a home in Compton, CA, which will be dedicated to new homeowner Trenisha Dorsey on Thursday, November 20th. The home was donated by Bank of America to support the affiliate’s efforts to build affordable housing in partnership with hardworking, low-income families in greater Los Angeles.

“Thanks to the donation of these properties by Bank of America, families like Trenisha Dorsey’s are given an opportunity to build stronger foundations and thrive,” says Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA.  “We are extremely grateful to Bank of America and its employees for caring enough to help us build hope, lives and communities in such a meaningful way.

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OTAC Volunteers Celebrate Occupational Therapy Month by Teaming up with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

OTAC Members and Leaders Kicked Off the Partnership by Providing Needed Repairs to the Home of a Local Disabled Veteran

 Los Angeles, CA – May 8, 2014: In celebration of Occupational Therapy Month, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) announced a new partnership with the Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC). Through this partnership, OTAC volunteers will assess the homes of disabled homeowners, with a focus on veterans, who apply for Habitat LA’s Home Repair program.   Recommendations will be given to Habitat LA to ensure disabled homeowners receive adequate equipment to improve accessibility. Together, OTAC and Habitat LA hope to help disabled partner homeowners live their lives to the fullest.

OTAC volunteers celebrated the partnership by spending the day performing much-needed repairs on the home of Clifton Walker, a disabled veteran in Inglewood. Mr.

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Students Travel to Los Angeles to Build Homes During Spring Break as Part of 25th Anniversary of Habitat for Humanity’s Collegiate Challenge

Students from Air Force Academy, University of Connecticut & Fisher College Spent Spring Break Building Affordable, Sustainable Homes in Lynwood

Los Angeles, CA – April 18, 2014: More than 45 students from The United States Air Force Academy, University of Connecticut and Fisher College participated in the 25th anniversary of Collegiate Challenge with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. Student volunteers chose to spend their spring break working in the Norwalk ReStore, as well as painting and installing siding on seven affordable and sustainable homes in the City of Lynwood. 

Collegiate Challenge Summer Registration (April 6-Aug. 30) is now open. Click here to register.

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Habitat for Habitat of Greater Los Angeles Launches New CharityBuzz Auction Package Featuring General Hospital Fan Club Weekend Event Priority Entry and Seating plus a Real Hollywood Makeover

Los Angeles, CA- April 18, 2014: Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity (HFHFH), a program of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), has launched its latest auction on featuring General Hospital Fan Club Weekend tickets with priority access plus a makeover day with the show’s Emmy® Award winning hair and makeup artist Linda Rondinella. Bidding is open through Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 12:00 PM PDT just in time for Mother’s Day. All proceeds from this auction benefit Habitat LA’s mission to end substandard housing.

Bid now on the chance to be made over like a General Hospital star and priority access to up to six Fan Club Weekend events.

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“Opening the Doors to Change” Door Design Contest Winners Announced – All Entries on Display in Norwalk ReStore

Local Youth Advocate for Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles during Act! Speak! Build! Week

Los Angeles, CA – April 9, 2014: In line with this year’s theme, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) sponsored “Opening the Doors to Change”, a design activity and competition to kick off a national youth advocacy program, Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW), April 6-12, 2014. Students were asked to decorate a common door in a creative and artistic way to bring attention to the need for affordable housing and ASBW. Entrants submitted photos to Habitat LA and the winners were announced Saturday, April 5th during a special reception held at the Norwalk ReStore.

“Today’s youth are incredibly passionate and connected, so engaging them to spread the message about the need for affordable housing is extremely powerful,” said Erin Rank, president and CEO, Habitat LA.

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Local Youth Advocate for Affordable Housing with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles during Act! Speak! Build! Week April 6 to 12, 2014

“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.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Announces 5th Annual General Hospital Fan Build Day

Registration is Now Open to Build Alongside GH Cast Members on March 8, 2014

Los Angeles, CA – December 20, 2013:  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 home with their favorite cast members.  The 5th Annual General Hospital Fan Build has been announced for Saturday, March 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will host the 5th Annual General Hospital Fan Build as part of its entertainment partnership program, Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity (HFHFH).

Fans may register online here for one of 20 build spots available this year. The minimum donation is $275, and 100 percent of the proceeds help HFH GLA build more homes for hardworking, low-income families and individuals in the greater Los Angeles area.

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Delta Air Lines Employees to Build Third Habitat for Humanity Home in Long Beach

More than 2,000 Delta employees volunteer on construction from coast to coast

 Los Angeles, CA (September 9, 2013) – Delta Air Lines employees are rolling up their sleeves to renovate another home with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) as part of a multi-build volunteer effort. More than 2,200 Delta employees will help build Delta-sponsored homes in six cities through November.  This year Delta Air Lines employees will help to completely rehabilitate a Spanish style home located in North Long Beach. Renovation kicks off Thursday, September 12 and is expected to be complete by the dedication, which is scheduled for October 30th.

 “Delta is a wonderful partner and we are eager to get started on building our third home together in Long Beach,” said Erin Rank, President/CEO, HFH GLA.

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Signing Off for Now

Four years ago, I made a cold call to Starfish PR looking for a public relations job closer to home and serving clients who do good work. That call has turned into so many relationships, experiences, skills and opportunities that I am beyond thankful for. One of which is the chance to work for Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A., Starfish PR’s longtime client and an organization whose mission I have always strongly identified with.

Angela is a great teacher and motivator. Over the years, I have learned so much from her and all of our amazing clients. Since it is my last day, I thought it would be fitting to share a few of these lessons here in this post.

Don’t be afraid to make cold calls and go after what you want.

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Local Faith Communities Unite for Inaugural Interfaith Build Week with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Volunteers Put Faith into Action to Rehabilitate Two Lynwood Homes

Los Angeles, CA – November 26, 2012: The need for affordable housing brought together volunteers from the faith traditions of Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, the Religious Society of Friends and Unitarian Universalism for the first Interfaith Build Week in Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A.’s (HFH GLA) history. Volunteers from eight faith traditions built alongside each other November 14-17th to complete renovation projects on two homes being rehabilitated in Lynwood, which will be sold to qualified, low-income families. Faith leaders from greater Los Angeles emphasized the importance of setting aside differences in order to build hope, lives and communities in partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

“So many rich faith traditions exist in the communities we serve here in greater Los Angeles,” said Erin Rank, President/CEO of HFH GLA.

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