Habitat for Humanity Family Picnic Brings Together Partner Families, Volunteers & Sponsors to Celebrate 20 Years of Service
2010-09-24 · By Editor
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) will celebrate its 20thAnniversary and 630 affordable homes completed with the people who have helped to make it all possible. On Saturday, September 25th, partner families, board members, sponsors, volunteers and friends from the past and present, will come together at Recreation Park (located at 4900 East 7th St. in Long Beach) from 11 am to 3 pm to celebrate 20 years of building hope, lives and communities. Pacific Western Bank is generously sponsoring the day’s festivities, which include a presentation with speakers and highlights from the organization’s two decades like the Gonzalez family, one of the original partner families, and Mathew Hanson, the first board chair. Plus a DJ, picnic games and a catered lunch.
“We would not be where we are at today without unyielding commitment of our
homeowner families, dedicated board members, generous supporters, selfless
volunteers and incredible staff,” says Erin Rank, President and CEO, HFH
GLA. “Saturday is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate what we have
been able to accomplish, where we are going and, most importantly, have some fun!”
The 20th Anniversary Family Picnic Day is one of several events that HFH GLA is hosting this year to commemorate twenty years of building affordable
housing in Los Angeles and around the world. This year donors were invited
on a couple of “Habi-Tours” for an in-depth look at the organization and its work throughout the city. More recently, in June, past and present board members volunteered to help build 10 green homes together in Lynwood, CA. More Habi-Tours are scheduled to round out HFH GLA’s year-long anniversary celebration.
In addition to the 10 homes being built to LEED specifications in Lynwood,
HFH GLA is in the process of building three new single-family homes, as well as totally rehabilitating a home in Long Beach. On September 11th, HFH GLA broke ground on its most recent project, on Palm Avenue, also in Lynwood,
which will consist of three new homes; a single family and a duplex. For
more information on joining the HFH GLA family as a homeowner, or volunteer,please visit the Habitat Greater Los Angeles website.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA) strives to eliminate
poverty housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families inneed to build simple, decent, affordable and sustainable housing. Since
1990, HFH GLA has built and renovated over 630 homes locally and worldwide,
transforming the lives of hundreds of individuals. HFH GLA is a GuideStar
Valued Partner. For more information, please visit the Habitat Greater Los Angeles website or call 310-323-4663. Visit our blog.