Thrivent Financial Helps Build 6th Habitat House

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area have joined forces again to build another home in Greater Chattanooga. The home makes the sixth built by the local chapter of Thrivent Financial since 2007. The new Energy Star 3.0 home will be built for a mother and her teenaged son on 14th Street, which is located within steps from Habitat’s administrative office and retail operation on Main Street.
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 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 2,900 homes in the U.S. and around the world since 2005.
“We are extremely grateful for Thrivent Financial’s ongoing partnership and commitment to Habitat,” said John Lamb, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area’s grants, compliance and donor development manager. “As a result of Thrivent Financial’s continued support, seven families, consisting of approximately 20 women, men and their children, have been able to achieve the American Dream.”
More than 30 members from the local Thrivent Financial chapter attended the groundbreaking ceremony on July 20. It will take approximately 3 months to build the home and construction will be completed by early November – weather permitting.
To enroll in Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area’s Homeownership Program or to learn about volunteer opportunities, visit www.habichatt.orgor call 423.756.0507.

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