Thrivent commits over $12 million in 2018 to partnership with Habitat for Humanity across the U.S. and around the world
Los Angeles, CA – March 13, 2018: – Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) has been awarded $300,000 from Thrivent as part of an ongoing partnership between Habitat and Thrivent, which helps families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing. For more than a decade, Thrivent Financial has partnered with Habitat LA, along with other Habitat affiliates across the United States and around the world to sponsor and build more than 4,000 homes – and Habitat LA is thrilled to announce their funding will be used to build and repair seven homes here in Los Angeles.
Thrivent’s donation of $300,000 will fund two different Habitat LA building opportunities, which includes two newly constructed homes, in Long Beach and Los Angeles, and five home repair projects across Greater Los Angeles.
“A home is where families grow, memories are made and possibilities arise. But sadly, not everyone has a safe, healthy place to call home. Instead, many in Southern California are struggling to get by, forced to live in substandard housing. We believe everyone deserves decent, affordable housing. That’s why we’re doing something about it with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles,” said Geoff Delahanty, Thrivent Financial Wealth Advisor.
Thrivent has committed $12 million to the 2018 partnership, which will be used to partner with families and mobilize volunteers through three ways: Thrivent Builds Homes, Thrivent Builds Repairs and Thrivent Builds Worldwide trips.
• Thrivent Builds Homes improves communities by helping Habitat build homes in partnership with families in need of decent, affordable housing. In Los Angeles County, two homes will be built this year.
• Thrivent Builds Repairs provides for the repair of existing homes in partnership with families who lack the resources or ability to make the repairs themselves. The Thrivent Builds Repairs program will complete five repairs in Greater Los Angeles this year.
• Thrivent Builds Worldwide allows Thrivent members and others to give financially and volunteer their time as they travel to international or domestic locations for a week or more at a time to build Habitat homes and experience other cultures.
Since the national partnership’s inception in 2005, and through 2017, Thrivent and its members have committed more than $240 million and more than 5.2 million volunteer hours in the U.S. and around the world.
“Thrivent and its members have made a tremendous impact on this community and we are very grateful for their continued support,” said Erin Rank, President and CEO, Habitat LA. “They not only raise the funds needed to build at least one home with us each year, they also engage hundreds of volunteers to help build them. This year, Thrivent’s support will impact more families than ever as we build two new homes together and provide much-needed repairs to seven more.”
Thrivent remains the largest non-governmental supporter of Habitat for Humanity International.
For more information about Thrivent Builds programs, visit Thriventbuilds.com. To learn about local volunteer opportunities, click here.
About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area with six consecutive Charity Navigator 4-Star ratings, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build, renovate and repair more than 1,300 homes locally and worldwide since 1990. The lives of thousands of individuals have been transformed as a result of having a decent and affordable place to call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage. By supporting Habitat LA through volunteerism, donations and supporting affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future. To learn more, visit www.habitatla.org.
About Thrivent and Habitat for Humanity
Thrivent has been a national partner of Habitat for Humanity since 2005. The partnership is designed to involve Thrivent members and other volunteers to improve communities by working alongside families in need of a decent place to live all across the U.S. and around the world. Together with its volunteers, Thrivent has constructed and repaired more than 4,800 homes in the U.S. and has sent over 1,200 build teams around the world. Thrivent remains the largest non-governmental supporter of Habitat for Humanity International. For more information, visit ThriventBuilds.com.
Thrivent is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. As a membership organization, it offers its more than 2.3 million members a broad range of products, services and guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century it has helped members make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. For more information, visit Thrivent.com/why. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.