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Minnesota’s 2,000th Habitat for Humanity home completed

Just days before Christmas, Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity provided the volunteers for the 2,000th Habitat home built in Minnesota over the past three decades. And Thrivent Builds is not ready to stop now.

Twin Cities Habitat has been awarded $425,166 from Minneapolis-based Thrivent Financial for Lutherans to build and rehab five homes in 2013. The grant provides 50 percent of the cost of construction, and was given to Twin Cities Habitat by Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, a unique partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International.

Nationwide, Thrivent Financial is committing $6.8 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates in 2013 — enough to build and rehab 113 homes in 31 states. This will push the total giving from Thrivent Financial past $180 million during the eight-year partnership between the two organizations.

Habitat for Humanity’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 affiliates. To date, volunteers have donated more than 3.5 million hours to construct 1,922 homes in the U.S.

“We are deeply grateful for Thrivent Financial’s partnership and steadfast commitment to decent, affordable housing around the world,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International.

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