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Thrivent Financial reaches $200 million in donations to Habitat for Humanity with new 2014 commitment
Greeley Area Habitat for Humanity benefits from Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity homebuilding efforts.
Greeley, CO (April 02, 2014) Greeley Area Habitat for Humanity has been awarded $69,150 from Thrivent Financial to build 1 home in Greeley. From the national partnership's inception in 2005, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed more than $200 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours.

The funding is part of an ongoing partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity. Through the partnership, Thrivent members, Habitat affiliates and others partner with families across the U.S. and around the world to provide affordable housing and stronger, generous communities.

"Working in partnership with Habitat families to help them build or repair their homes is an inspiring experience," said Ryan Smith a financial representative with Thrivent Financial. "I enjoy working alongside members – who generously donate their time and talents -- to strengthen our community."

Thrivent Financial is committing $12 million nationally to the 2014 partnership. From the partnership's inception in 2005 through 2014, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed more than $200 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours across the globe.

The funding will be used to serve families and mobilize volunteers through two programs within the Thrivent Builds partnership: Thrivent Builds Homes, Thrivent Builds Worldwide. Repairs.
• In Greeley, 1 Thrivent Builds Home will be built this year. Since the beginning of the partnership and including the homes for 2014, more than 2,000 Thrivent Builds Homes will have been built across the country.
• Thrivent Builds Worldwide allows Thrivent members and others to give financially and volunteer their time as they travel to international or domestic locations for a week or more at a time to build Habitat homes and experience other cultures

"We are extremely grateful to Thrivent Financial for their continued support of Greeley Area Habitat for Humanity," said Leianne Romero. "Because of this support, more families will have a safe, affordable place to call home."
Thrivent Financial remains the largest non-governmental supporter of Habitat for Humanity International.

For more information about Thrivent Builds programs or to volunteer, visit Thriventbuilds.com.

Thrivent Financial is represented in the local area by Ryan Smith and his team. They have an office at 1812 56th Ave # A, in Greeley and can also be reached at (970) 330-7411.