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Over 400 Volunteers Join Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles and Lowe’s for the 2016 Hollywood Build in Inglewood

Hollywood celebrities and volunteers revitalize Hyde Park neighborhood on June 3rd and June 4th

Los Angeles (May 31, 2016) – More than 400 volunteers are expected to help build three new homes and revitalize homes in the surrounding neighborhood at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles’ (Habitat LA) 2016 Hollywood Build on June 3-4 in Inglewood, Calif. This two-day build, presented by Lowe’s, will consist of the Entertainment Industry Build on Friday and the 12th annual Power Women, Power Tools® on Saturday.

Volunteers over the two days will include celebrities, entertainment industry executives, Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers, government officials and individuals from corporations, faith-based organizations, and community groups.  The 2016 Hollywood Build will demonstrate Habitat LA’s commitment to investing $100 million into affordable homeownership opportunities and neighborhood revitalization in Los Angeles over the next five years as part of its Building a Greater Los Angeles campaign. 

“The 2016 Hollywood Build is a hands-on opportunity to participate in Habitat LA’s transformational work in LA from new construction to home repair and community beautification projects,” says Erin Rank, Habitat LA President and CEO. “It is beyond exciting to have so many volunteers join us in Building a Greater Los Angeles to help families achieve stability and self-reliance for a stronger future.”

Volunteers will work side-by-side with Habitat LA homebuyers and homeowners who also invest their time and energy into sweat equity hours as part of their partnership with the organization. Specifically, participants will rock an entire block in Inglewood with the continued construction of three new homes at Habitat LA’s Hyde Park Place site as well as helping to repair, beautify and “green” homes in the surrounding neighborhood.

This is the fifth year that Lowe’s has supported this event to help Habitat LA raise awareness of the critical need for affordable housing and neighborhood revitalization in Los Angeles through the hands-on assistance of their Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers. The event will also support a yearlong goal between Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity International to help 1,000 families build or repair their homes by the holidays.

“It is amazing to be a part of such a strong effort to address the shortage of decent and affordable homes here in LA,” said LeAnne Romesburg, Human Resources Director – field operations at Lowe’s. “At Lowe’s, we know the importance of having a stable place to call home and we hope that this event will make a lasting difference in the LA community.” 

Additional funding and volunteer support is provided by: Duane Morris LLP, Fox Audience Strategy, Herbalife Nutrition, IMAX, La Cienega Design Quarter, Paradigm Talent Agency, Providence Health & Services Southern California, Sony Pictures.

Confirmed Hosts:


NICOLE BERNARD

Executive Vice President of

Audience Strategy, FOX Group


SUSAN BOOTH

Partner, Holland & Knight LLP


JESSICA JACKLEY

Co-Founder, KIVA


MARNI ROSENZWEIG

SVP, Theatrical Departments,

Abrams Artists Agency


LEANNE ROMESBURG

HR Director-Field Operations, 

Lowe’s

 


Confirmed Honorary Hosts:

 

HON. AUTUMN BURKE

CA State Assembly, D-62


HON. CRISTINA GARCIA

CA State Assembly, D-58


FELICITY HUFFMAN

Actress, American Crime


GALE ANNE HURD

CEO, Valhalla Entertainment


TRACY HUTSON

Actress/Designer, Momtourage


LATANYA RICHARDSON

JACKSON

Actress, Blue Bloods


SAMUEL L. JACKSON

Actor, Avengers


TINA KNOWLES LAWSON

Designer, Destiny’s Child


RICHARD LAWSON

Actor, How Stella Got

Her Groove Back


KATE LINDER

Actress, The Young and

the Restless


HON. ELOY MORALES, JR.

Councilmember, CD-3, Inglewood


HON. GRACE NAPOLITANO

U.S. House of Representatives, D-32


HON. ALEX PADILLA

Councilmember, CD-2, Inglewood


HON. FRAN PAVLEY

CA State Senator, D-27


PAULEY PERRETTE

Actress, NCIS


JAMES PICKENS, JR.

Actor, Grey’s Anatomy


MONICA POTTER

Actress, Parenthood


PAULA POUNDSTONE

Comedian, HBO


LUC ROBITAILLE

Former player and current President of

Operations, Los Angeles Kings


HON. LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD

U.S. House of Representatives, D-40


HON. LINDA SÁNCHEZ

U.S. House of Representatives, D-38


GLYNN TURMAN

Actor, House of Lies


ANGELA BASSETT VANCE

Actress, London Has Fallen


COURTNEY B. VANCE

Actor, The People vs. O.J. Simpson


RANDALL WALLACE

Screenwriter/Director/Novelist

Founder, Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity                                                                                         


HON. MAXINE WATERS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             U.S. House of Representatives, D-38 

 

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 1,000 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 50-year legacy of supporting the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed more than $250 million to these efforts, and for more than two decades Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers have donated their time to make our communities better places to live. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.

 

 

Media Contact:

Ali Mullin

Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA

(310) 502-1269

amullin@habitatla.org