During a time of economic crisis, it's great to know that some people are using their celebrity status to help others. Hollyscoop was onsite at the Beverly Hilton hotel for the "Building A Greater Los Angeles Gala" to benefit the Habitat for Humanity organization. Celebrity volunteers and supporters walked the green carpet to help raise awareness for this great cause.
Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 and has built over 250,000
homes, housing more than one million people worldwide.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and his family were honored with the Family Visionary Award for their efforts. Other celebrities on hand were, Nicky Hilton, Ed Begley Jr., Rick and Andrea Schroder, Rob Wiess (Executive Producer of Entourage) Amaury Nolasco of Prison Break, & Actress/Singer Dawnn Lewis.
Andrea Schroder emotionally explains, "You just hear one families story and your hooked, I have blogged for Habitat and the great thing is, its hand up and not a hand out." Schroder had a first hand account of what affects that can be made on the community as she volunteered with Habitat this past summer.
For more information on Habitat for Humanity log on to www.HabitatLA.org