Thrivent has committed more than $12 million in 2018 to partner with Habitat for Humanity to build homes around the globe.
Los Angeles, CA – October 19, 2018: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), in partnership with Thrivent, completed one home in Long Beach in August and raised the first walls on another house in South Los Angeles in September. This partnership, which began in 2005, creates affordable housing to help families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance. In addition to underwriting construction of the two new residences by providing a $300,000 donation, Thrivent is also funding five home repair projects across greater Los Angeles in 2018.
“We feel fortunate to be kicking off another home in partnership with Thrivent this year,” said Erin Rank, President and CEO of Habitat LA. “Just weeks ago, we were celebrating the completion of a Thrivent home and witnessing the joy as the homeowners moved in. Thrivent and its members continue to have a significant impact on our community, as well as around the world. Their dedication to Habitat’s mission is monumental, and we are grateful for their ongoing support.”
“Thrivent is again thrilled to be partnering with Habitat LA on our 16th home built here locally. Our vision is to live generously, and we get the chance to do just that alongside hundreds of church volunteers,” said Geoff Delahanty, Thrivent Financial Wealth Advisor.
Since the national partnership’s inception in 2005, Thrivent and its members have committed more than $252 million in donations, logged more than 5.5 million volunteer hours, and built or repaired more than 5,400 homes around the world. Thrivent remains the largest non-governmental supporter of Habitat for Humanity International.
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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 five 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 5,400 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.