For over a decade, Thrivent Financial has partnered with Habitat to build safe, affordable homes for those living in substandard conditions both here in the United States and overseas through the Thrivent Builds program. This collaboration is yet another way you can “Live Generously” while putting your faith into action.
The Thrivent Builds program blends the financial, volunteer and advocacy resources of Thrivent Financial with the hands-on, philanthropic and global experiences of Habitat, allowing you to contribute to the world around you. We want to see communities flourish, and we know that you feel the same. By working together, we can make it happen.
To date, our combined efforts have resulted in over 4.4 million volunteer hours by approximately 620,000 members. Additionally, Thrivent and generous members like you have contributed more than $226 million to Habitat since the program’s founding in 2005.
In 2016, Thrivent Financial’s goal is to construct, repair or renovate 850 homes in the United States. And as many as 160 teams will travel internationally to work under the direction of Habitat’s Global Village program, which has successfully been sending volunteer teams around the world for over 25 years. Can we count you in? You can even continue to be a good steward of your finances by receiving funding support for a trip.
Many of us do not have to worry about substandard housing, but unfortunately that is not the case for millions of men, women and children worldwide. They are willing and able to do the work, but need assistance to see their home and community become a place of strength and stability they can be proud of. Owning a home that they feel comfortable in can put them on the road to greater success and independence. Now you have the opportunity to help us provide safe, affordable housing for your neighbors both here and abroad.
Habitat build projects not only allow you to work in and on homes, but they offer you the privilege of working alongside future Habitat homeowners, making for an unforgettable experience. We provide you with the tools to make real and lasting changes in someone’s life. All you need to do is show up. You’ll even discover that they often have many of the same goals as you do, no matter where you’re from. Providing for yourself and others is a desire we all share.
Thrivent Financial stresses living wisely and generously, and this is a tangible way to do both. Your beliefs and values are meant to be lived out, and this is a great next step to take. Bring your family or yourself. No experience is needed, and there is plenty of work for all skill sets and abilities. This is a meaningful contribution that lasts a lifetime. Consider it one of the most unique investments you’ll ever make.
For additional information, please visit the Thrivent Builds dedicated website.