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 Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity. All building supplies are provided on site, and no previous construction experience is needed.
Thrivent Financial commits $12 million to Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity partnership!
For the eleventh consecutive year, Thrivent Financial is committing millions to stabilize, strengthen and secure communities in 2016 through its unique partnership with Habitat for Humanity International called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity.
In 2016, Thrivent Financial partnered with Habitat to construct, rehabilitate, or repair over 850 homes in the U.S. through the Thrivent Builds Homes and Thrivent Builds Repairs program. Up to 160 teams will also travel across the globe or across the US to build homes through the Thrivent Builds Worldwide program. From the partnership's inception in 2005, Thrivent and its members have now committed more than $226 million and more than 4.7 million volunteer hours.
The Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding area, Thrivent has sponsored 17 homes by contributing more than $1.3 Million dollars. We are proud to have been selected for a 2017 Thrivent Build home.
Why is Habitat for Humanity focusing on veteran needs?
- Nearly 4 million veteran households pay more than 30 percent of income for housing.
- More than 1.5 million of these households pay more than 50 percent of income for housing (severe cost burden).
- Nearly 1 million veterans who own homes are severely cost burdened, despite having access to VA loans and other assistance.
- A substantial subset of veterans struggles economically. Approximately 1.4 million veterans (6.7 percent) live in poverty.
In 1991, a group of women in Charlotte, NC came together to complete the first all women built Habitat for Humanity home. This event inspired other Habitat affiliates across the country to embark on Women Build programs of their own. In 2007, Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity completed their first Women Build home. The Women Build program engages women of every race, age, and skill level to plan and build all aspects of a healthy and affordable home with an eligible family.
Through participating in the project, women have the opportunity to gain skills and confidence by working with an all- women team of volunteers in a supportive and empowering building environment.
Area churches have been one of the many important partners in our ministry. With rising demand for affordable housing in front of us, we want to reach out to more of the faith community or support through the Apostles Build program. Habitat for Humanity is a servant of the church providing a concrete opportunity for people to put faith into action, the apostle build is just one of the ways in which we do this. An apostle build is a partnership that allows twelve individual churches to join together and fully fund and build a house for a local family. As Jesus' original apostles were charged with spreading the word about Jesus, our twelve apostles are charged with assisting in Habitat's mission to provide decent shelter for God's children. Each "apostle" will be responsible for 1/12 of the cost of the home and 1/12 of the volunteer labor. It's that simple. You will work together to pray, provide labor, and raise the money to build a Habitat for Humanity house for a family in need.
Specially builds can be created for all sorts of reasons. In honor of a special person, celebration of your companies anniversary, or just to do something different. If you would like more information on any of these builds or our we can create a specialty build for your organization, please contact Pete Christopher at 218-284-5253 or firstname.lastname@example.org