Thrivent Financial partners with Habitat for Humanity to help improve neighborhoods across the Carolinas’
The North Carolina offices of Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity Affiliates in the NC cities of Albemarle, Boone, Charlotte, Concord, Cornelius, Greensboro, Hickory, Matthews, Monroe, New Bern, Raleigh, Southern Pines, Southport, Statesville, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem are planning events to help homeowners spruce up their home and neighborhoods through a unique partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs.
The program called, Thrivent Builds Repairs Carolinas’ Spring Fix-Up, will enhance the level of home ownership and quality of life for individuals in an organized region-wise way. Volunteers, Habitat Affiliates and Thrivent Financial Representatives in NC will come together throughout April and May for these 30+ exterior repair projects. Thrivent’s investment in NC will be in excess of $75,000. Thrivent will sponsor another 20+ projects will take place in SC in May and June. Thrivent Builds Repairs launched across the country in 2012 and concentrates on upgrading existing homes through exterior projects like installing accessibility ramps, exterior painting, weatherization, porch repair or light landscaping.
Locally, Habitat for Humanity Cabarrus County will partner with Thrivent Financial to complete two repairs in Cabarrus County in May in addition to a new home build this spring in Concord, NC. This home will be part of the affiliate’s 25th Anniversary Build-a-thon, where 3 new homes will be constructed on adjacent lots in the Logan Community of Concord, NC.
Thrivent Financial’s relationship with Habitat for Humanity brings the financial, volunteer and advocacy resources of Thrivent Financial together with the affordable housing construction leadership of hundreds of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Commenting on the success of the Thrivent Builds Repairs program, Beverly Grant-Turner, Community Engagement Leader, adds “This new program provides us with more options to serve our community. Upgrading existing homes not only makes the homes safer and more efficient, it also cultivates community pride.”
“The Thrivent Builds alliance is helping North Carolina Habitat increase the number of families served in our community,” said Christine Odom, Executive Director, of the NC statewide Habitat organization. “We are so grateful for Thrivent’s support of our efforts to provide homes in partnership with families in need of simple, decent and affordable housing.”
Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, $200,000,000 dollar partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International. Thrivent Builds is designed to involve Thrivent members and Christians in helping provide a “hand up” to people in need of affordable housing, offering them a path to greater economic independence. Excluding government funding, Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is Habitat's largest single source of funding, constructing more than 2,700 homes in the U.S. and around the world since 2005. For more information, visit ThriventBuilds.com.
Thrivent Financial is a not-for-profit, Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping approximately 2.5 million members achieve financial security and give back to their communities. Thrivent Financial and its affiliates offer a broad range of financial products and services. As a Christian based, not-for-profit organization, Thrivent Financial creates and supports national outreach programs and activities that help congregations, schools, charitable organizations and individuals in need. For more information, visit Thrivent.com. Also, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.
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