National Lutheran News

Thrivent commits over $10 million to Habitat homes

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans announced that in 2011 it will fund the construction of 164 Habitat for Humanity homes in 33 states with a $10.4 million contribution. Thrivent Financial’s total six-year commitment to Habitat to help families achieve the dream of home ownership will surpass $150 million in 2011.

This longstanding partnership, known as Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, will fund the construction of 21 homes in Minnesota in 2011: seven homes through the Twin Cities Habitat affiliate and 14 homes through other Habitat affiliates around the state. The total commitment from Thrivent Financial, its local chapters, and its volunteers to Habitat in Minnesota in 2011 is $1,958,610.

Habitat’s relationship with Thrivent Financial brings the financial, volunteer, and advocacy resources of Thrivent Financial together with the affordable housing construction leadership of hundreds of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. During the past five years, this integrated effort resulted in the construction of nearly 1,500 homes in the United States, which engaged approximately 450,000 volunteers who contributed nearly 3 million volunteer hours toward the effort.

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