Saturday, September 22 , Santa Clarita – SCV Habitat for Heroes a program of Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys, sponsored by the Southern California Gas Company, in partnership with KHTS AM 1220
won the SCV Dancing with our Stars competition last Saturday Night. SCV Habitat for Heroes’ Dancer, City Council Member, Marsha McLean, rocked the house with a lively, West Coast Swing dance to Elvis’ “Blue Suede Shoes”.
SCV Habitat for Heroes competed against several other SCV based non-profits to raise the most funds for their charity. Fundraisers leading up the event included “Breakfast with Marsha” at the American Legion, “Pancakes with Marsha” at IHOP, “End of Summer Bike Show” also at the American Legion, ReStore “Pop and Shop Wine and Cheese” event at the Chatsworth ReStore, “Variety Boutique” at the American Legion, several TEAMbuilds for Veterans and a few more smaller events. SCV Habitat for Heroes also raised funds through their online “Vote for Marsha” page on their website and through “Nickels for Nails” at all events.
Habitat for Humanity is very thankful to everyone who helped donate to this campaign, helping Habitat build, repair and modify over 100 homes for veterans in the next 5 years.
About SCV Habitat for Heroes
SCV Habitat for Heroes is a program of Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys, sponsored by the Southern California Gas Company, in partnership with KHTS AM 1220. This program serves low-income and disabled veterans who either struggle to keep up or get around their existing home, due to disability or lack of funds, as well as low-income and disabled veterans in need of a brand new affordable home in Santa Clarita. SCV Habitat for Heroes has completed 3 home repairs/disability modifications since November 2011 and plans to complete three more by the end of 2012. They also plan to start a first-of-its-kind veteran “enriched” community of new homes in the coming months. Habitat is already accepting applications for the new community which will also provide veteran families with social services specifically tailored to suit the needs of veterans, especially those recently returning from the “wars on terror” as well as services for older vets of prior conflicts. Download a new home and home repair/disability application at www.HabitatSCV.org
About Habitat for Humanity SF/SCV
We are a separately incorporated affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. HFH SF/SCV’s affiliate is one of only 5% of Habitats internationally that have built or rebuilt over 100 homes (with 220 in history). Even fewer Habitats build large neighborhoods of homes, and no other does so in an enriched environment that teaches a 12-month program of targeted self-sufficiency skills. Habitat is currently working on their 9thnd 10th neighborhoods in North Los Angeles County as part of their veteran housing initiative “Habitat for Heroes”.