The American Dream 5K promises to be a star studded event as Calabro and Donovan will be joined by fellow Melrose Place and 90210 cast members as well as cast and crew from Jimmy Kimmel Live to support this first ever fundraiser for the local Habitat affiliate. The development of this project provides low income Americans from around the world the security of a home, improving their lives and their children’s lives for generations to come“…(hopefully we can place a quote here.” Fans and supporters of the programs are being encouraged to come out and make a difference while walking with their favorite stars.
Habitat for Humanity provides affordable homes with 0% mortgages for working families who are at or under 50% of average income. The Pacoima project undoubtedly reflects the heart of Habitat for Humanity as Kathy, a single mother who fled war-torn West Africa will soon have a place her family can call home. “Our communities are built around a model that requires sweat equity and provides supportive services, going well beyond traditional affordable housing,” says San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys affiliate chairman Jack Shine. “This is a new model distinguishing our Habitat affiliate both in size and outcomes. This model literally lifts the top off the ‘concrete ceiling’ that impairs the lives of the working poor and limits the future of their children.”
The Habitat Pacoima project will eventually consist of 61 homes, 20 of which are already occupied and another 17 which will be completed by Christmas 2009 Phase 3, with 24 homes, will break ground during the walk on October 10th and will be completed over the up-coming year.
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Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys serves low-income working families in North Los Angeles City and County by offering affordable home ownership. To date, this affiliate has built over 100 homes and is presently constructing a 61-home community in Pacoima. Worldwide, Habitat for Humanity has built over 300,000 homes in providing more than 1.5 million people in 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter.
For more information, visit www.HumanityCA.org.