2020 FAITH BUILD
Once again for the 3rd year, Thrivent Financial has generously offered to match 50% of the cost to build a Habitat home while challenging the faith community to do the same! Making this Thrivent's 13th home built in partnership with Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity.
We are excited for the 2020 Faith Build as the Weld Faith Community comes together putting God's love into action to build a home. Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity invites people from the faith community to help fully fund and build this home for a hard-working partner family.
If you, your church or faith organization would like to get involved with the 2019 Faith Build, please contact Lowrey Moyer, Faith & Development Director at 970-351-6766 ext. 107 or at Lowrey@GreeleyHabitat.org.
Learn more about Thrivent Faith Builds, watch this short video.
2020 FAITH BUILD
Thomas became a single father to his two boys in 1994. He worked as a glazier for a local glass company installing windows, showers, and mirrors. But even as a hard-working and determined dad, Thomas was not able to save enough to become a homeowner. Thomas coincidentally installed glass in several Habitat homes in Fort Collins in the 1990s. That is when he first learned about Habitat. He did look into applying to be a homeowner at that time, but the application process was not open.
In 2007 Thomas suffered a debilitating rollover car accident leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. "It has been a long journey of recovery. Experiencing an event like that truly shows you what you are made of. You have to learn to adapt or give up and quit. And that word (quit) is NOT in my vocabulary." After years of physical therapy along with emotional and spiritual growth, Thomas feels as though he has overcome this obstacle. "I finally came to the realization of why... I have been given a second chance. This journey brought me back to a much closer walk with the Lord. I became a Christian when I was 15 years old, but I headed in the wrong direction. Now, I am on a good path."
After losing mobility in both his arms and legs and being confined to a wheelchair, Thomas did not feel hopeful about his housing situation. "I had pretty much written off ever owning a home. For this to come true, I'm flabbergasted.
Currently, Thomas rents an apartment where his entry and exit are through an alley. He has concern for his caregiver when they come in the morning or leave late in the evening.
"My sons are grown now and I even have a grandson! I look forward to having a home to welcome them for visits."
"Owning my own home will be a life-changer for me. I won't have to continue to search for places to live that will be accessible. It is impossible to find a place to rent that will work for my situation. For example, having a shower that I can actually use will be incredible. With homeownership comes a big sense of pride. I will be able to take care of the place the way I want, not as the landlord sees fit. Also, I can't wait for my dog Ruby to have a yard to run and play in!" - Thomas, future Habitat homeowner
Ways Your Church Can Get Involved
Commit to pray for the Habitat home buyer family, for the build and the safety of all involved
Participate in the Cookie Walk Fundraiser by baking cookies or volunteering with your family
Schedule a group build day for your church
Prepare lunch for build site volunteers
Take a special offering for the Faith Build
Organize your own fundraiser individually or with your church
Sell handmade items as a fundraiser for The Faith Build
Host a Thrivent Action Team as part of a Faith Build fundraiser
Donate an item or service to a Habitat silent auction
Serve as a Habitat Family Mentor providing support for a Habitat home-buyer family throughout the build process
Speak at a Lunch & Learn mentor-ship session on the build site for the Jefferson High School Construction Pathway Students
Invitations to Ground Blessing Ceremony and Home Dedication Ceremony
Church logo on ceremony programs and build site sign
Church featured and tagged on Social Media
Logo on Habitat Website
Patience Sponsor $100
Provides an interior door for the Faith Build Home
Protection Sponsor $250
Provides hardware for the Faith Build Home
Joy Sponsor $500
Provides an exterior door for the Faith Build Home
Kindness Sponsor $750
Provides an insulation for the Faith Build Home
Hope Sponsor $1,000
Provides windows for the Faith Build Home
Peace Sponsor $2,500
Provides plumbing and fixtures for the Faith Build Home
Sponsorship levels below additionally includes:
Logo and sponsorship recognition at Annual Breakfast event and a sponsor table at the Annual Breakfast event.
Goodness Sponsor $5,000
Provides drywall for the Faith Build Home
Foundation Sponsor $7,500
Provides framing and sub floor for the Faith Build Home
Faithfulness Sponsor $10,000
Provides the foundation for the Faith Build Home
Thrivent has been a national partner of Habitat for Humanity since 2005, building and rehabbing homes across the US and around the world. From the partnership’s inception, Thrivent and its members have contributed more than $253 million to build or repair more the 5,300 homes in the U.S. and more than 5.85 million volunteer hours. Thrivent remains the largest non-governmental supporter of Habitat for Humanity International.
How Habitat and Thrivent partner:
Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds: Focuses on serving communities across the nation through the construction of new homes in partnership with local Christian churches.
Habitat and Thrivent Worldwide: Equips 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 or renovate homes and experience other cultures.
Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. For more than 100 years, we’ve helped our member-owners show God’s love to others by being good stewards of the gifts they’ve been given.
We see money as a tool, not a goal. Our unique approach to blending faith, finances, and generosity helps our members thrive, but that’s only part of our story. We also support programs that help build stronger families, churches, and communities. You could call it a fresh way to think about money. We call it The Thrivent Way.
Thrivent Builds partnership has three programs:
Thrivent Builds Homes
The largest of the three which focuses on improving communities by helping build homes in partnership with families in need.
Thrivent Builds Repairs
Gives repair for existing homes for those who don’t have the resources or ability to make repairs themselves.
Thrivent Builds Worldwide
Allows volunteers to travel for more than a week or more to build homes while being able to experience other communities and cultures.
To learn more about any of these great Thrivent programs visit their site here.
Thrivent Financial has been a generous sponsor on 12 Habitat homes in Weld County!
“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.”