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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Over 400 Volunteers to Join Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles & Lowe’s for 2017 Hollywood Build

Celebrities and volunteers will frame walls for Culver City neighborhood June 9 and 10

Los Angeles (June 2, 2017) - More than 400 volunteers are expected to help build the walls for 10 new homes at the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (Habitat LA) 2017 Hollywood Build on June 9-10 in Culver City, California. This two-day build, presented by Lowe’s, will consist of the Entertainment Industry Build on Friday and the 13th annual Power Women, Power Tools® on Saturday.

Volunteers will include celebrities, entertainment industry executives, government representatives, corporate executives and individuals from faith-based organizations and community groups. The 2017 Hollywood Build will demonstrate Habitat LA’s commitment to investing $100 million into affordable homeownership opportunities and neighborhood revitalization in Los Angeles, as part of its Building a Greater Los Angeles campaign.

“The Hollywood Build is one of our most popular events of the year, attracting a large number of volunteers from various industries, who want a hands-on experience building and transforming lives here in Los Angeles,” said Erin Rank, President and CEO of Habitat LA. “Each year we are moved by the overwhelming support we receive to help low-income families achieve stability and self-reliance for a stronger future.”

Volunteers will work side-by-side future homebuyers and current homeowners, who also invest their time and energy into sweat equity hours as part of their partnership with Habitat LA. Specifically, participants will be framing walls that will be used to construct 10 new homes in Culver City.

This is the sixth year that Lowe’s has supported the Hollywood Build, furthering the company’s commitment to help Habitat LA raise awareness of the critical need for affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in Los Angeles.

“For Lowe’s, it is so meaningful to help families on their path to homeownership,” said Veronica January, Lowe’s Market Director. “The sense of pride and security that comes from owning a home is really the foundation for building a strong and healthy family life and future.”

Additional funding and volunteer support is provided by: Abrams Artists Agency, IMAX Corporation, the Lelia Fund, Paradigm Talent Agency, The Queen Mary, Tarte high performance naturals and Warner Brothers Records.

Confirmed Hosts:

Susan Booth, Holland & Knight LLP

Veronica January, Lowe’s

John Jenkins, The Queen Mary

Stacy McDaniel, The Lelia Fund

Marni Rosenwig, Abrams Artists Agency

Confirmed Honorary Committee:

Hon. Ben Allen, CA Senate, D-26

Hon. Sean Ashton, Mayor Pro Tem, Downey, D-2

Tonya Banks, Little Women

Hon. Art Barajas, Montebello City Council

Hon. Kathryn Barger, LA County Supervisor, D-5

Hon. Maria Bernal, Vice Mayor, Southgate

Hon. Richard Bloom, CA Assembly, D-50

Hon. Autumn Burke, CA Assembly, D-62

Hon. Steven Bradford, CA Senate, D-35

Hon. Ian Calderon, CA Assembly, D-57

Rocky Carroll, NCIS

Hon. Gilbert Cedillo, LA City Council, D-1

Karen Civil, Author/Media Maven

Hon. Jim Clarke, Mayor, Culver City

Keith David, Greenleaf

Hon. Lula Davis-Holmes, Mayor Pro Tem, Carson

Hon. Kevin De Leon, CA Senate President pro Tempore, D-24

Hon. Vanessa Delgado, Montebello City Council

Hon. Diane Dubois, Mayor, Lakewood

Hon. Mitchell Englander, LA City Council, D-12

Hon. Göran Eriksson, Culver City Council

Hon. Laura Friedman, CA Assembly, D-43

Hon. Cristina Garcia, CA Assembly, D-58

Hon. Robert Garcia, Mayor, Long Beach

Hon. Mike Gipson, CA Assembly, D-64

Hon. Jimmy Gomez, CA Assembly, D-51

Hon. Lena Gonzalez, Long Beach City Council, D-1

Hon. Jack Hadjinian, Montebello City Council

Hon. Janice Hahn, LA County Supervisor, D-4

Hon. Marqueece Harris-Dawson, LA City Council, D- 8

Hon. Cedric Hicks, Carson City Council

Hon. Lindsey Horvath, West Hollywood City Council

Gale Anne Hurd, Valhalla Entertainment

Hon. Reggie Jones-Sawyer, CA Assembly, D-59

Charley Koontz, CSI Cyber

Hon. Paul Krekorian, LA City Council, D-2

Hon. Sheila Kuehl, LA County Supervisor, D-3

Hon. Ricardo Lara, CA Senate, D-33

Richard Lawson, How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Tina Knowles Lawson, Designer/Mentor

Kate Linder, The Young and the Restless

Hon. Alex Saab, Downey City Council, D-5

Lisa LoCicero, General Hospital

Areva Martin, Celebrity Attorney

Hon. Nury Martinez, LA City Council, D-6

Hon. Tony Mendoza, CA Senate, D-32

Hon. Holly Mitchell, CA Senate, D-30

Hon. Grace Napolitano, US Congress, D-32

Yvonne Orji, Insecure

Hon. Blanca Pacheco, Downey City Council, D-1

Holly Robinson Peete, For Peete’s Sake

James Pickens, Jr., Grey’s Anatomy

Paula Poundstone, Comedian/Writer

Pat Prescott, 94.7 The Wave

Hon. Anthony Rendon, CA Assembly Speaker, D-63

Hon. Mark Ridley-Thomas, LA County Supervisor, D-2

Hon. Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, CA Assembly Speaker, D-54

Hon. Rick Rodriguez, Downey City Council, D-3

Hon. Todd Rogers, Lakewood City Council

Hon. Vivian Romero, Mayor, Montebello

Richard Roundtree, Being Mary Jane

Kelly Rowland, Destiny’s Child

Hon. Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City Council

Hon. Adam Schiff, US Congress, D-28

KiKi Shepard, Showtime at the Apollo

Hon. Thomas Small, Vice Mayor, Culver City

Hon. Henry Stern, CA Senate, D-27

Hon. Ali Taj, Mayor, Artesia

Hon. Juanita Trujillo, Santa Fe Springs City Council

Glynn Turman, House of Lies

Kyle Richards Umansky, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Mauricio Umansky, CEO, The Agency

Blair Underwood, Quantico

Hon. Nestor Valencia, Bell City Council

Angela Bassett Vance, What’s Love Got to Do With It

Hon. Fernando Vasquez, Mayor, Downey, D-4

Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson

Hon. Tony Vasquez, Santa Monica City Council

Hon. Maxine Waters, US Congress, D-43

Hon. Herb Wesson, LA City Council, D-10

Hon. Kurt Weideman, Torrance City Council

Dominic Zamprogna, General Hospital

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with five consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,300 homes locally and worldwide since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit www.habitatla.org.

About Lowe’s in the Community

Lowe’s, a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company, has a 60-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. In the past decade, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $300 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. For the latest news, visit Newsroom.Lowes.com or follow @LowesMedia on Twitter.

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Media Contacts:

Yvonne Lara

Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA

310-508-5783

Ylara@habitatla.org


Angela Moore

Starfish PR

310-429-8868

angela@starfish-pr.com