The Cause


Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club spearheaded a three-year partnership between Rotary District 5280 and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to build 10 homes for deserving families. Hundreds of Rotarians from all over Los Angeles, representing 11 different clubs and over 1500 total volunteer hours, helped to build new lower-income residences on the westside.
The ten families, once struggling, are all now homeowners for the first time. Thanks to the well-orchestrated procedures of Habitat for Humanity, including sweat-equity and manageable mortgages, the families are on a new path of financial and social stability.
Playa Venice would like to thank Rotary District 5280, Wells Fargo Bank, Culver City Rotary Club, Beverly Hills Rotary Club, Santa Monica Rotary Club, and Westchester Rotary Club for their significant financial and volunteer contributions to the project. We would also like to acknowledge the additional volunteer contributions of Manhattan Beach Rotary, Palos Verdes Sunset Rotary, Wilshire Rotary, Rancho Park Rotary, Latinos Unidos Rotary, and Century City Rotary.
It was a perfect match between two of the world's great service organizations... Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers, and Rotary has them. We encourage all individuals and organizations to consider working with Habitat for Humanity.
About Habitat

Habitat LA’s mission is to build hope, lives and communities by building, renovating and repairing homes for people in need as well as uniting individuals around the importance of affordable housing. That is why Habitat challenges government, faith communities, corporations and volunteers to raise their voices and pens along with their hammers to solve the housing crisis here in Los Angeles County and across the globe.

Did you know?
  • California has the second lowest homeownership rate of any state in the nation.
  • LA County leads the nation in housing unaffordability; negatively affecting public health and driving up demand for county services.
  • Over 44,000 men, women and children are homeless every night in LA County. This is a 12% increase from two years ago.
  • LA County is home to seven of the top ten zip codes with the worst housing overcrowding in the nation.
  • Despite the growing need for affordable homes, local funds for creating them have been cut by $230 million per year since 2008.
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