Habitat for Humanity in Roanoke Receives Funding from Thrivent Financial

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The fifth Thrivent Habitat house built in Roanoke is located in Southeast.

The fifth Thrivent Habitat house built in Roanoke is located in Southeast.

Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley has received $65,000 in funding to help build one house in Roanoke as part of Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity in 2011.

Nationally, Thrivent Financial announced a  commitment of $10.4 million to Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity and its homebuilding program, continuing its support of Habitat’s mission for a sixth year. This funding will make the construction of 164 additional homes in thirty three states possible.

In 2011, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, through its unique partnership with Habitat for Humanity International called, “Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity,” will surpass more than $150 million in its total commitment over six years to create affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley built six homes as part of that effort.

“The Thrivent Builds partnership has helped Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley increase the number of families served in our community,” said Betsy Whitney, deputy Director. “We are so grateful for Thrivent Financial’s support of our efforts to provide decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need.”

While Thrivent Financial provides at least 55 percent of the funding for each Thrivent Builds home, local volunteers—many of them Thrivent Financial members and members of area Lutheran congregations—assist with construction and help raise additional funds.

Since its inception in 2005, Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 2,500 families in the U.S. and around the world achieve homeownership. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is one of the largest non-government supporters of Habitat for Humanity International.

Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International. Thrivent Builds is designed to involve Thrivent members and Lutherans in helping provide a “hand up” to people who lack decent shelter, 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 nearly 2,500 homes in the U.S. and around the world since 2005.

For more information, visit ThriventBuilds.com.