ASBW: Youth in Action!

Last week was Act! Speak! Build! Week (ASBW), a national Habitat for Humanity youth advocacy week that encourages youth to advocate for affordable housing. Actor Donis Leonard Jr. was Habitat LA’s Youth Ambassador for ASBW. Together we engaged more than 600 youth during ASBW in various ways. We had youth design doors, write home acrostic poems, decorate t-shirts to advocate …

Indoor Allergies and Sleep

In honor of National Volunteer Week and Sit ‘n Sleep’s build day with us, we’d like to share a few tips from them on how you can achieve a better night’s sleep. Indoor Allergies Getting You Down? Here’s What You Can Do… Warmer days and plenty of sunshine aren’t the only things that come with the end of winter. The …

Sleep, Food, and Drink

In honor of National Volunteer Week and Sit ‘n Sleep’s build day with us, we’d like to share a few tips from them on how you can achieve a better night’s sleep. Food and Drink’s Impact on Sleep Food and drink impact healthy sleep in a variety of ways. While certain foods and drinks are known to help facilitate healthy …

Habitat LA Launches WaterWise Homes in Support of Mayor Garcetti’s Sustainability pLAn

On April 1, Governor Brown ordered California’s first ever mandatory statewide water reductions. Today, a week later, Mayor Garcetti announced the first ever citywide sustainability pLAn, with one of the primary focuses being to save the drop. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is one of the first organizations to announce our support of the pLAn and …

Habitat LA is LA Galaxy’s Community Partner of the Match on 4/18

The LA Galaxy believes in supporting their community and has partnered with charitable organizations in the Los Angeles area. In March, the LA Galaxy participated in a Habitat LA build day as part of the LA Galaxy’s 20 for Twenty campaign. At the build, the team got to know Habitat LA and our mission to bring people together to build homes, …

Collegiate Challenge: Habitat LA

Habitat LA was joined by three different universities from around the country during the month of March. High Point University from Northern Carolina, University of Northern Iowa, and University of California Irvine all participated in this year’s Collegiate Challenge program with us. This year marks 26 years of Collegiate Challenge. Collegiate Challenge is an alternative way to spend spring break. …

40 Days of Building on Faith: Good Friday

By Mike Carscaddon “Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ When he had said this, he breathed his last.”  — Luke 23:46, NIV A significant portion of each of the four Gospels is devoted to telling the Passion  narrative. They recount what Jesus does and says during the last week of His …

40 Days of Building on Faith: Lessons in Faith, Hope and Love

By Laura Ferent Whenever I have an opportunity to be around Habitat for Humanity families, I am reminded of three things that are the foundation on which our lives are built: faith, hope and love. In my recent visit to Ethiopia, I had the privilege of visiting an incredible project aimed at integrating leprosy-affected people and their families into communities. …

40 Days of Building on Faith: Believe in the Light

By Dianne Hall “‘Walk while you have the light, so that the darkness may not overtake you. If you walk in the darkness, you do not know where you are going. While you have the light, believe in the light, so that you may become children of light.’” — John 12:35-36, NRSV One of the great benefits I have enjoyed …