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Do you know someone with Epilepsy? Chances are there is someone in your sphere of influence affected by the disease, which afflicts over two million people in the United States and over 65 million people worldwide.
This chronic brain condition, characterized by recurring seizures, will strike 1 in every 26 Americans at some point in the their lifetime. Epilepsy presents untold challenges affecting many aspects of life, including relationships with family and friends, school, employment and leisure activities.
Though researchers have made strides in helping people deal with the symptoms, there is still no cure. To help find a cure, King.com (a global leader in casual social games) is partnering with actorGreg Grunberg (of Heroes fame) to help crush epilepsy by raising $2 million.
Grunberg understands the challenges that people with epilepsy face; his son Jake has lived with the struggles of epilepsy for over nine years now. Fighting the disease has become a cause very near and dear to the actor, who is the spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
Helping Greg and King.com reach their goal is child’s play – all you have to do is play a game!
From now through the end of January 2013, King.com will donate $1 to the Epilepsy Foundation of America for every mobile download of their free hit game Candy Crush Saga.
Simply download the game to your iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch or Android mobile device using this link http://www.crushepilepsy.com and a dollar will go to help people with epilepsy. Important detail: The only way the charity gets a dollar is if the install comes through this link and the link must be accessed from a mobile device (Apple iOS or Android).
The overwhelming need for housing in Los Angeles County has provided HFH GLA with a unique opportunity to change lives in our neighborhoods. Los Angeles ranks as one of the least affordable housing areas in the U.S. and yet Habitat for Humanity is one of the few – if not only – affordable home ownership programs that serves families and individuals earning 30-80% of the median family income. Cost burden and overcrowding are the most serious problems experienced by very low-income area residents. Working with volunteers, families and individuals, corporations, congregations and donors we are able to tackle this important housing issue throughout the Los Angeles area. We are dedicated to making homeownership possible for low-income, hardworking families.
We offer a hand up, not a hand out. We do not give away our houses. We require our Habitat for Humanity homeowners to invest up to 500 hours of sweat equity to help build their home and each qualify for a 0% interest mortgage.
Since 1990, we have built and rehabilitated more than 350 houses in neighborhoods all across Los Angele County. Shelter is a basic human need and Habitat for Humanity strives to achieve its goal of eliminating substandard housing by making simple, sustainable and affordable housing a reality for all families and individuals.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles builds and renovates homes in partnership with God and people everywhere with a goal of eliminating substandard housing by making decent, affordable housing a matter of conscience and action in our communities.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles believes in the following values and strives to incorporate them in the work that we accomplish.