Habitat in the news - 2009:
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Wild Rivers Habitat for Humanity celebrates its contribution to reaching 2,000-home milestone of
$125 million alliance
Thrivent announces a new commitment to affordable housing in 2010 – home to be built in Burnett County
LUCK – Minneapolis. A partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, has resulted in 2,000 homes for families in just four years. WRHFH’s recently completed Amery home was part of that effort.
At the December 4th event, Thrivent Financial announced a 2010 commitment of $15 million to Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity and its homebuilding program, continuing its support of Habitat’s mission for a fifth year. This funding will make the construction of 181 additional homes in 37 states possible. WRHFH has received word that it has been awarded $56,550 for the construction of another Thrivent Builds home in 2010, this time to be built in Burnett County.
“The Thrivent Builds partnership has helped us increase the number of families served in our community,” said Pastor Cindy Glocke, president of the board of WRHFH. “We were able to build two homes this year instead of one. We are so grateful for Thrivent’s support of our efforts to provide decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need.”
While Thrivent Financial provided at least 65 percent of the funding for each of the 2,000 homes, local volunteers—many of them Thrivent members and members of area Lutheran congregations—assisted with construction and helped raise additional funds.
The four-year Thrivent Builds alliance was announced in September, 2005 and has helped construct approximately six percent of Habitat homes built in the United States from 2006 through 2009. Ongoing in 2010, the Thrivent Builds partnership continues to ensure Thrivent Financial as one of the largest non-government supporters of Habitat for Humanity International.For more information about the Thrivent Builds partnership, please go to www.thriventbuilds.com.