Essy and Connie Alamdari of La Cañada Flintridge once again hosted San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity for the annual volunteer recognition event on April 15. More than 100 volunteers gathered to celebrate the ongoing work of SGVHFH, which involves the community to volunteer time, talent, funding and donated materials to build affordable housing. In the process, volunteers help build families, communities and relationships that will last for years to come. All areas of society such as individuals, houses of worship, businesses and governmental agencies get involved. Sonja Yates, executive director of SGVHFH, presented awards to local volunteers who have contributed everything from construction work, office support, pro bono services, hot coffee, prayer and fundraising support.
Working in partnership with over 2,000 volunteers a year, 187 men, women and children are now living in decent, affordable homes. This number will grow to 204 when the three more homes are completed this summer.
SGVHFH successfully raised over $1 million in the past year toward an 11 unit condominium development in Glendale. Further builds are in the process for Monrovia and Pasadena’s Desiderio Army Reserve site.
Read more about San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity at www.sgvhabitat.org or contact the office at (626) 792-3838.