Habitat Receives 10 Home Gift

Habitat Receives 10 Home Gift MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Now more than ever, support for the valuable work of nonprofit organizations is essential to our community's well being. Thrivent Builds has answered that call to action by committing its largest gift ever to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity (TCHFH) with $1.3 million dollars for the construction of 10 homes throughout the Twin Cities.

"At a time when our country is reflecting on what went wrong with our economy and our housing market, this gift represents everything that is right with America - compassion, generosity and a commitment to rebuilding our community," said Susan Haigh, president of TCHFH. "Thrivent embraces the hard working values that embody Habitat's homeownership model, and they are ready to roll up their sleeves and help us make a difference."

A kick-off event celebrating the partnership will be held on Monday, May 18, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at 1605 Case Street in St. Paul, Minn, where three of the 10 Thrivent Builds homes will be located. Speakers include St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman, Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Habitat homebuyer Abraham Shokiyo, and representatives from Thrivent Builds and Habitat for Humanity.

Thrivent Builds is a special alliance between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International that has committed $125 million and thousands of volunteers over the past four years for the construction of homes across the globe.

Including the current 10 homes, Thrivent Builds has partnered with Twin Cities Habitat on 33 homes, providing over $4 million in sponsorship dollars. As part of the sponsorship, ten percent of dollars received by TCHFH are tithed to Habitat International for its homebuilding efforts abroad. Worldwide, Thrivent Builds has built over 1,500 homes so far, with hundreds more planned for this year.

Thrivent Builds sponsored homes will be constructed this year by TCHFH in St. Paul (3), Ramsey (3), Chaska (2), Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis. Thrivent Builds' St. Paul site will mark Twin Cities Habitat's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified multi-family development.

"Being able to help provide ten Twin Cities families with a home means so much to Thrivent members. Volunteering is important to our members, and this gives them a great way to personally support our community by helping families achieve financial security," said Nikki L. Sorum, Senior Vice President of Field Distribution within the Minnesota Region for Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. "And we are so excited to have three of the homes being built at Twin Cities Habitat's first LEED multifamily project. Building green is another way to preserve the families' financial stability by keeping their homes efficient and affordable to maintain."
Source: PRlog.org

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