Nissan and Heisman Winners Joined Us in Tackling Affordable Housing

Heisman Trophy winners are no strangers to hard work and it was wonderful to have their help raising walls on the Loza’s family new Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles home. They were also joined by volunteers from Nissan, the Heisman Trophy Trust, as well as the entire Loza family. It was a fun day, but also a meaningful …

Habitat to Assist those Affected by Nepal Earthquake

Habitat’s disaster response teams are assessing the situation in Nepal after the devastating earthquake that hit on Saturday. Because we have been in the country for several years, we plan to be involved in long-term response efforts.  This includes coordinating efforts to get temporary shelter to families (more information is below in the press release from Habitat for Humanity International).  …

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 …

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 …

40 Days of Building on Faith: Let Your Light Shine

By Greg Dils She sat alone in the hotel lounge, where our Global Village team had just arrived after a week of helping build a Habitat for Humanity home in Costa Rica. As we stumbled through some very poor attempts to place our orders in Spanish, she noticed our trouble and helped translate for us. We soon invited her to …

40 Days of Building on Faith: You are Equipped to Serve and Bring Hope

By Rhea Triche On days when problems become overwhelming, have you ever lain in bed or looked in the mirror and thought about or even asked yourself, “Why am I here? What is my purpose? Why did God create me?  Does my life even matter?” The prophet Jeremiah understood such moments of despair and offers some powerful words about hope. …

40 Days of Building on Faith: Faith Builds Hope

By Doug Murrell Shortly after arriving at Habitat for Humanity, I made my first visit to the Republic of Haiti. Even years after the devastating earthquake that rocked this mountainous island, the remnants of destruction are still overwhelming. I fully expected to find communities depressed and in despair. Instead, I was  struck by what I saw in the eyes of …