Local Community Celebrates Completion of Sixteen Home Habitat for Humanity Neighborhood

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (http://www.habitatla.org) celebrates completion of new homes for sixteen partner families in a Torrance neighborhood. The celebration takes place Saturday, December 9 from 11:00am to 2:00pm and will include a short program with Habitat of Greater Los Angeles Board Chairman, David Lin, acknowledging the sponsors, volunteers and other community leaders who have supported the three-year project.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (http://www.habitatla.org) celebrates completion of new homes for sixteen partner families in a Torrance neighborhood. The celebration takes place Saturday, December 9 from 11:00am to 2:00pm and will include a short program with Habitat of Greater Los Angeles Board Chairman, David Lin, acknowledging the sponsors, volunteers and other community leaders who have supported the three-year project.

Who: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

What: Block Party to celebrate the completion of a sixteen home neighborhood in Torrance

When: Saturday, December 9, 2006, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Where: 22526 Halldale Ave, Torrance, CA 90501

Why: Sixteen families, who formerly lived in substandard housing, are now celebrating home ownership in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The new homes have been under construction for the past three years, and volunteers who have come out to help work on the project include AmeriCorps members, faith groups, civic groups, Hollywood celebrities and the first lady of California, Maria Shriver. Corporate sponsors include CitiGroup and Lowes.

The event will celebrate the multicultural diversity of its new homeowners with entertainment, food and fun for the whole family.            

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

HFH GLA (http://www.habitatla.org) strives to eliminate poverty housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families in need to build simple, decent affordable housing. Since 1990, HFH GLA has built more than 180 homes, transforming the lives of hundreds of individuals. In the fall of 2007, HFH GLA will host the Jimmy Carter Work Project (JCWP), Habitat for Humanity International's preeminent event. JCWP will bring Jimmy Carter, his wife, Rosalynn and thousands of volunteers from around the world to Los Angeles to help build or renovate 100 homes.

Contacts:

Shannon Valencia                             

HFH GLA                                            

O: 310-323-4663 x103                        

Cell: 213-446-2237

Kristina Irwin

Starfish P.R.

Cell: 310-592-2403

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