Thrivent Financial renews Habitat for Humanity partnership in 2015 with $12 million commitment
ATLANTA and MINNEAPOLIS (Jan. 22, 2015) – Thrivent Financial will commit $12 million in 2015 to Habitat for Humanity to support the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity partnership, which provides funding and volunteers to help construct or repair homes across the globe. The partnership also will be entering its 10th year in 2015.
“It’s inspiring to see Thrivent members and others continuously give of their time and talents to help families in local communities and around the world have safe, affordable housing,” said Brad Hewitt, President and CEO of Thrivent. “Our significant partnership with Habitat for Humanity is one way we demonstrate our commitment to living generously.”
In 2015, the funding will support the construction of 121 homes, the repair of up to 450 homes and 120 worldwide trips through the three Thrivent Builds programs: Thrivent Builds Homes, Thrivent Builds Worldwide and Thrivent Builds Repairs.
- Thrivent Builds Homes is the largest of the three programs and focuses on improving communities by helping Habitat build homes in partnership with low-income families across the nation.
- 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.
- Thrivent Builds Repairs provides for the repair of existing homes in partnership with families who don’t have the resources or ability to make the repairs themselves. Partner families may include senior citizens, veterans, single mothers or others needing assistance.
“The Thrivent Builds partnership between Habitat and Thrivent Financial has touched lives and communities all around the world,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “We are so grateful for the commitment Thrivent has made to help thousands of people build a pathway out of poverty.”
Since the partnership’s inception, Thrivent Financial and its members have committed $213 million and 4.4 million volunteer hours to help create safe, decent and affordable housing with 4,000 Habitat families in 34 countries around the world.
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.
For more information about Greeley Area Habitat for Humanity visit www.greeleyhabitat.org
About Greeley Area Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Greeley Area Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. GAHFH is an independently run non-profit organization acting in partnership with and on behalf of Habitat for Humanity International. For more information, please visit greeleyhabitat.org, follow us on twitter or find us on Facebook.