Los Angeles - Nov. 28 - Bright stars shining over Los Angeles is the forecast for the week of Dec. 2-9 when Habitat for Humanity International and the entertainment industry join together to light up the lives of 26 families through the Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity program. The first 20 houses will be built in the Wilmington neighborhood.
"We are so grateful for the Entertainment Industry's willingness to be a high profile partner in helping to eliminate substandard housing," said Millard Fuller, president and founder of HFHI. "This effort really shows how much Hollywood is concerned about poverty housing."
This build will bring together actors, directors, writers, producers, musicians and other entertainment industry volunteers from movie studios such as Disney, DreamWorks, MGM, New Line, Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Brothers; television networks such as ABC, Fox and NBC; talent agencies such as CAA, Industry Entertainment, William Morris Agency and United Talent Agency; and entertainment groups such as Capitol Records and SAG-AFTRA to work side by side with future homeowners.
The remaining six homes of the 26 total will be completed in early 2001. Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity is the first of many events scheduled throughout 2001 for Habitat for Humanity International's 25th Anniversary celebration.
"Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity get as much as they give," said Randall Wallace, screenwriter, Braveheart and chairman of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity. "It is faith in action - so lets jump in and get dirty."
Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity is a partnership uniting the entertainment industry and Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI), the world's largest non-profit house builder. The ongoing program seeks to build homes with Habitat for Humanity affiliates and people in need in the US and throughout the world. Founded by Millard Fuller along with his wife, Linda, HFHI is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. HFHI and its affiliates in more than 2000 communities in 68 nations have built and sold more than 100,000 homes to partner families at no profit with zero-interest mortgages.