“There’s something about owning your own home that is very, very special. It gives you much more confidence for life; and I think that’s what Habitat for Humanity does, it gives people their own homes.” – Nigel Lythgoe, So You Think You Can Dance
Becoming a homeowner is a monumental moment in a person’s life and the impactful organization, Habitat for Humanity has helped a countless amount of individuals experience the great gift of building their own home. According to Habitat for Humanity, “Los Angeles ranks as one of the least affordable housing areas in the U.S.” This brilliant organization makes great efforts to assist low-income families in being able to build a place they can call their own home sweet home. There’s nothing quite like giving back to others and Habitat for Humanity goes above and beyond to give a life necessity like housing to those in need.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles celebrated its annual Builders Ball presented by City National Bank on September 26, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The outstanding event recognized and honored the Los Angeles Rams, AECOM and Thrivent Financial who have and continue to further Habitat for Humanity’s mission of helping Los Angeles communities and revitalizing the Los Angeles landscape. The remarkable event also raised funds to continue Habitat LA’s work to provide housing and hope to low-income families.
“It’s an honor to recognize these incredible leaders whose work has positively transformed the landscape of Los Angeles,” said Erin Rank, President and CEO Habitat LA. “The Los Angeles Rams, AECOM and Thrivent Financial all share a deep commitment to serving and supporting their community. These organizations have been valuable partners with Habitat LA for many years, helping make affordable housing a reality for hundreds of families across Los Angeles County” (source: press release).
So You Think You Can Dance judge Nigel Lythgoe, The Young and the Restless star Kate Linder, singer / songwriter Eric Benet, NFL Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson, Olympic gold medalist Kristi Castlin and television host Shaun Robinson were some of the many phenomenal celebrities who came out to show their support towards the exceptional event. A special performance by The Pointer Sisters also took place.
Habitat for Humanity continues to make a difference in the lives of many. The process of owning a home can be overwhelming, and can even be daunting at times. However, Habitat for Humanity makes the process possible and brings about a sense of community as volunteers and homeowners come together to build homes and see all of their hard work come to life and pay off.
Alexisjoyvipaccess had a terrific time covering the 2019 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Builders Ball and spoke with Nigel Lythgoe, Shaun Robinson, Kate Linder, Kristi Castlin and Habitat for Humanity Board Member Susan Booth all about what it was like for them being at the magnificent event and what advice they would give to those who want to join organizations like Habitat for Humanity and give back to their community. Hear what they had to say in the VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE recap video below.
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Photo Credits: Joshua Blanchard / Getty Images for Habitat for Humanity