Harold’s Help Desk for Healthy Vets


The Harold Edelstein Foundation has given Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV the opportunity to assist several low-income veteran families through our enrichment programs and our Veggies for Vets build. Several months ago, with the help of the Harold Edelstein’s Foundation, Harold’s Help Desk, we built over 15 raised vegetable gardens for 10 veteran centers and shelters in Santa Clarita and the Antelope Valley. This year, with the we are expanding this model to be used in our two new veteran-specific “enriched” communities being built in Sylmar and Santa Clarita. We will be building urban gardens for the families to plant vegetables, fruits, and herbs. We will also partner with other organizations who will teach Healthy Eating/Active Living workshops to our families … Read More

SFV Women Realtors Raise Funds for Habitat for Humanity


Thursday, April 25, the Women’s Council of Realtors, San Fernando Valley Chapter held their 1st Annual WCR Spring Tea Fundraiser benefitting Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV and their chapter. Women’s Council of Realtors, SFV Chapter was able to raise over $400 for Habitat for Humanity at this event. Habitat was also honored to speak and share information about their upcoming veteran housing communities and the Habitat ReStore in Chatsworth. Thank you Women’s Council of Realtors, San Fernando Valley!!

Affordable “Enriched” Veteran Housing a Dream Come True


Citibank provides $110K sponsorship to build veteran housing and provide financial literacy programs to low-income veterans and their families in Santa Clarita Habitat for Humanity’s plans for 99 new “enriched” homes for low-income veterans in Southern California marched ahead smartly in March when Habitat for the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys raised $210,000 at its annual Hearts for Heroes Builders Ball. The new three-and-four bedroom homes will be built in northern Los Angeles County – 87 in Santa Clarita and 12 in Sylmar. During the 2013 Ball, Citibank in Southern California added an $110,000 through corporate grant and contribution sponsorships, that will be directed to the Santa Clarita Veterans Village development.  Of that, $100,000 will help finance the construction of a … Read More

The Mission Continues for Marine Veteran


The mission to serve is not over for Marine veteran, James Allison. Over the past four months, Allison has been serving as a Mission Continues Fellow with Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV, assisting with veteran homeowner recruitment and volunteer services. The Mission Continues is a non-profit organization that awards community service fellowships to post-9/11 veterans, empowering them to transform their own lives by serving others and directly impacting their communities. Fellows are encouraged to choose a nonprofit organization to serve based on their own personal passions. “I love working for an organization that assists families in need and I have especially enjoyed working for our veterans,” said Allison. For Allison, assisting veterans with homeownership is one the most fulfilling parts of … Read More

Anheuser Busch Helps Build Alongside Two Future Veteran Homeowners


Saturday, April 20, Anheuser Busch came out with over 20 volunteers to help build the Sylmar veteran community alongside two of the future homeowners, Jose Castillo and Manuel Montenegro. Both post 9/11 Veterans will be moving into 2 of the 12 new homes for veteran families less than a year from now.   Now finished with the retaining wall, Anheuser Busch is looking forward to sponsoring the community again this summer with a ¼ house sponsorship, and coming out to the community for a third time to frame walls on the two story, 4 bedroom homes. Anheuser Busch came out last October, when the construction was just under way and started the retaining wall they finished last Saturday. Anheuser was … Read More