Habitat LA ReStore Benefits Local Community

On the south side of the 91 Freeway near Lakewood Boulevard is a large sign advertising something called a ReStore. Those unfamiliar with such a store  — operated by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles —  are missing out on a place where real treasures can be found. The ReStore, at 8739 Artesia Blvd, Bellflower,  sells donated reusable furniture, …

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and Thrivent Financial Partner to Improve the Lives of Local Families

Thrivent Financial renews national Habitat for Humanity partnership in 2016 with $12 million commitment Los Angeles, CA. (January 21, 2016) – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has been awarded $225,000 from Thrivent Financial to support the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program, an ongoing multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent …

Meet Belete Belhu, Habitat LA Partner Homebuyer

Not long ago, all Belete Belhu really wanted was a chance to work as a volunteer on a home-building project for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles. It seemed like a good way to gain some construction skills and also help a worthy family get a chance at homeownership — a dream he also shared. But things have changed, …

Habitat LA ReStore Featured in GMC DIY Challenge

Check out the final furniture pieces from GMC’s DIY Challenge HERE! Three do-it-yourself experts – Dinah Wulf from DIY Inspired, Timothy Dahl from Charles & Hudson and Brad Pennington from DoItYourself.com – did an amazing job picking out materials from our Torrance ReStore and crafting them into new pieces. Our very own, Karen Moore, did an excellent job judging. We …

Alfonso, Neyra, Phixius, Gael, & Juan

Alfonso y Neyra comparten su hogar de dos habitaciones con sus dos hijos y con el padre de Neyra, Juan. La familia de cinco quisiera crecer en un hogar con más espacio y en un lugar más seguro para sus hijos. Viven en un vecindario infestado de pandillas y por esa razón su hijo mayor no puede jugar afuera. Alfonso …

Maria, Ricardo, Krystal, Elih, Ariana, & Julia

Maria y Ricardo Rendon son recién casados y están esperando mudarse a un hogar donde puedan empezar sus vidas de casados. Actualmente comparten su hogar con los padres y hermano de Ricardo y con las dos hijas de Maria. Los hijos de Ricardo visitan en los fines de semana y durante las vacaciones escolares. La familia Rendon cree que la …

Soledad, Olga, Rebeca, & Amanda

Soledad es la madre de dos hijas y enorgullece de tener una familia muy cercana. Esta oportunidad es una bendición porque actualmente Soledad vive con su hermana y su familia. Su espacio está limitado y por esa razón su madre y hija mayor viven con una tía. Soledad sinceramente cree que un hogar nuevo es lo que necesita su familia …

GMC DIY Challenge

GMC’s DIY challenge, in partnership with This Old House, will task Southern California based DIY influencers with creating one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture using only salvaged materials! That’s where Habitat LA’s ReStore comes in. The contestants will have a limited amount of time to scour the aisles for raw building materials, home décor and furniture pieces that they can transform into …