volume xxxv | may, 2016
women build 2016 raised over $154,000!

Thank you to all of the participants, supporters, event volunteers, and sponsors for making Women Build 2016 the most successful yet!  Together, we improved the living conditions for 6 hardworking families, and lifted up an entire neighborhood!  Click below for access to photos, family profiles, top fundraisers, media coverage, and to sign up to be the first to get details on Women Build 2017! 

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habitat named brand of the year

Habitat for Humanity has been named "Brand of the Year" in the social services nonprofit category based on the 2016 Harris Poll EquiTrend Equity Score. This is the second consecutive year Habitat has received this recognition in the annual survey that measures the brand equity of for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the United States.  Habitat also has been named the "Most Trusted" and "Most Loved" brand within its category this year.
 Thank you for all that you have done to help us earn this distinction once again.
habitat ceo joins san diego housing federation

San Diego Habitat for Humanity President and CEO, Lori Holt Pfeiler, now serves on the Board of Directors of the San Diego Housing Federation. In this new role, she will help to advance the shared mission of both organizations - to help hardworking San Diegans gain access to affordable housing.
"welcome", sam lindahl

Since 2012, Sam Lindahl has served the Mission Valley ReStore by providing leadership and excellent customer service, managing operations and making it the successful flagship location that it is today. He has built and maintained relationships with donors who deliver quality products to the stores.  He is now bringing those skills to the development team as the Gifts-In-Kind Manager, where he will be securing donations to serve both the ReStores and construction activities.

The ReStore will miss Sam, but his passion for Habitat's mission will be well-served in his new role.

building opportunity for veterans

This Memorial Day, we had a special group of volunteers on the job site in Imperial Beach. Veterans were invited to build alongside corporate human resources executives to have honest, open, and real discussion about the truths of transition from military life to the corporate workforce. HR professionals from BAE Systems, San Diego Gas & Electric, The Home Depot, The San Diego Foundation, Wells Fargo, and Encore Capital came together with veterans to communicate about barriers to employment. The group got to know each other by working together on some critical repairs at the home of a local veteran. Al Lejarde, Habitat for Humanity homeowner, board member, and staff member at Courage to Call, facilitated the lunchtime discussion that brought great insight into the hiring process. It was a unique experience that built comradery, bridges, and opportunity. Thank you to all who participated!
partner corner

Thank you to these generous sponsors for helping Habitat build homes, communities, and hope this month!  

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