Ahmanson Foundation Makes Homeownership Possible for Veteran Families in Sylmar


The Ahmanson Foundation has provided funding to Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys at the full House level to the Sylmar Habitat for Heroes “Enriched Neighborhood” site. This funding will make housing affordable for a veteran family in the 12-home community in Sylmar. One of the veterans moving into this community, built in collaboration with the California Department of Veteran Affairs, is Walter Sanchez. Walter currently lives with his wife, Yazmin and two children under the age of four in his mother’s basement. Walter is a U.S. Army veteran and served one tour in Iraq. Walter now works full time, and his wife stays home to take care of the children. He would like an opportunity to give his … Read More

WE Build Event Exceeds Goals

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Women use hammers, power tools and paintbrushes to help veterans By Michele E. Buttelman Signal Features and Entertainment Editor   The Women Empowerment Build for Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys attracted a sold-out crowd Saturday. Chairwoman Cheri Fleming said the event also exceeded fundraising expectations. “We had a goal to raise $40,000 and we raised just under $46,000,” she said. Fleming described the experience as “empowering.” “It was a great hands-on experience,” Fleming said. “We got to use our hands and build elements of this veterans community that will be built here in the Santa Clarita Valley.” Participants built elements that will be used in the 87-home veterans community to be constructed off Centre Pointe Parkway in Santa … Read More

Blog Posting From: Paul J. Willet – Epic Cardio & Strength Workout, Best in Three Months!!

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From PaulJWillet.com – We Love The Stars Too Much By: momdude See origional post here   Ronnie is on the Board of Directors for the local Habitat For Humanity organization. Today they had their annual Women’s Empowerment (WE) Build in which they had a lot of homebuilding-related construction activity set up to allow women to get out there and hammer, saw, assemble, build, and paint. It was a big gathering at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, nearly 250 volunteers strong, building fencing panels, fence gates, garden planter boxes, and more for the homes that Habitat is building for low-income veterans and their families. We all started the day (after getting our shirts and pink hard hats) with some breakfast, speeches … Read More

May – Volunteers of the Month


This month Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV would like to recognize two outstanding volunteers who spend many hours at our Habitat for Humanity ReStore: John Reynolds and Joey Ristine! John has been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV for over 8 months, he first heard about Habitat through his nephew’s school, Taft High School, and their community service program. John loves working in the store, he loves all of the different people he meets and getting to know the area while helping the ReStore truck drivers do pick-ups around North Los Angeles County. John has also volunteered at several of the build sites, helping our Site Supervisor, Steve Mercado with everything from carpentry, to painting to masonry. John loves volunteering and … Read More

Nickels for Nails/Dollars for Doors: Youth One Step Closer to Funding Habitat Home


North Los Angeles County’s youth are pulling their resources to prove that kids can raise funds to build a Habitat home. Calabasas High School and St. Mary’s School in Palmdale have recently wrapped up their Nickels for Nails/Dollars for Doors fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys (SF/SCV) last month. The two schools combined raised over $600 for veteran housing in North Los Angeles County. This will go towards the $100k fundraising goal that the schools in North LA County are working towards raising to fund a “Youth United” house in one of the Habitat for Humanity Veteran communities in Sylmar or Santa Clarita. Schools that have also completed the Nickels for Nails/Dollars for doors fundraiser include Pico … Read More