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Help Build the Homes for the Brave By Lori Berezin

Did you know that many of your neighbors have helped to

gether in a different context, build camaraderie, and spend

build homes for low-income military families? They have done

a day outside.

so through their generous donations and have physically helped build with their companies and schools.

Another one of Homes 4 Families’ volunteering programs is

Homes 4 Families’ TEAMBuilds is a teambuilding program for

can students earn volunteering hours but they also learn the

corporations and association groups. For a contribution to fit

importance of giving back. Youth builds are huge leader-

their needs, participants have the opportunity to build a home

ship-building opportunities and bring together people from all

for a military family.

walks of life.

Recently, Anchor Loans of Calabasas completed its first TEAM-

Louisville High School of Woodland Hills is one of the youth-

Build. A team of 50 employees built on Homes 4 Families’ Santa Clarita Veteran project. They completed framing, painting, and drain installation. With their sponsorship, they enjoyed breakfast and lunch onsite and were able to build alongside a veteran who will soon move into one of the homes. During lunch, this veteran spoke to the group about his time in service and what having the opportunity to own a home means to him and his family. We think every group, of any size, can benefit from an empowering and skills-learning afternoon spent giving back. TEAMBuilds is a great opportunity for employees to work to-


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geared towards high school and college groups. Not only

build groups that volunteers multiple times a year. The school’s senior class builds four times a year as part of its senior project, and Louisville teachers build at least once a year as their philanthropy project. Homes 4 Families is based in Woodland Hills and builds Veteran Enriched Neighborhoods®, an outcome-proven model that provides housing and services tailored to veterans’ specific physical, emotional, and mental needs. To get involved, please contact Donielle DeLeon at 818.884.8808 x209 or n

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