Gardena, CA (PRWEB) June 9, 2006
On Friday June 9th, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (http://www.habitatla.org) and volunteers will build a home for a family in Thibodaux, Louisiana. The home is funded by generous donations from William Shatner, GoldenPalace.com and fellow cast from ABC’s “Boston Legal.” The Los Angeles Dodgers have donated the Stadium parking lot as a build site and staff members will build alongside employees from Deloitte & Touche USA LLC as part of Deloitte’s Community Impact program. The volunteers will frame the home on Friday, June 9th from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. -- it will then be disassembled, packaged and shipped to Louisiana, where it will be completed by local volunteers in partnership with its new homeowner family.
WHAT: “The William Shatner Build Event” for Operation Home Delivery
WHO: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Americorps Team Leaders, Deloitte & Touche Employees, Dodger Stadium Staff
WHEN: June 9th, 2006 - Volunteers will work in 2 hour shifts from 8:30am to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dodger Stadium Parking Lot, Section 40/41
WHY: The culmination of generous donations by William Shatner, GoldenPalace.com, “Boston Legal” cast, and the continual dedication of Habitat for Humanity to create affordable housing for those devastated by the recent hurricanes in the Gulf, and a Community Impact Day event for Deloitte employees.
In December of 2005, William Shatner teamed up with Julien’s Auctions to auction off his recently passed kidney stone. The highly publicized auction raised $75,000 with a bid from internet casino “GoldenPalace.com.” William Shatner and the cast of “Boston Legal” presented an additional $20,000 in a check to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles during a ceremony in January, putting the total donation at $95,000.
About Operation Home Delivery:
Habitat’s “Operation Home Delivery” shipped its first home to the Gulf region five weeks after Katrina hit. The home-in-a-box program allows volunteers all over the country to help in the rebuilding efforts. Each home costs $85,000 to build and to date, Habitat of Greater Los Angeles has raised over $1,188,300 and built and shipped 12 homes. Nationwide, over 300 homes have been built and shipped to families in the Gulf.