Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Thrivent Financial reaches $200 million in donations to Habitat for Humanity with new 2014 commitment

Buncombe County benefits from Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity homebuilding efforts

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has been awarded $72,310 from Thrivent Financial to build another Habitat house in Swannanoa. From the national partnership’s inception in 2005, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed more than $200 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours.

The funding is part of an ongoing partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity. Through the partnership, Thrivent members, Habitat affiliates and others partner with families across the U.S. and around the world to provide affordable housing and stronger, generous communities.

“Working in partnership with a Habitat family to help them build a home of their own is an inspiring experience,” said Ed Hauser, local Thrivent Builds Chapter Specialist. “We all enjoy working alongside Habitat volunteers, partner families, and Thrivent members who generously donate their time and talents to strengthen our community.”

Locally, six homes have been built in Buncombe County through Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity; the 2014 Thrivent Builds House will be the 7th. Since the beginning of the partnership and including the homes scheduled for 2014, more than 2,000 Thrivent Builds Homes will have been built across the country.

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