Home Is Where The Heart Is

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Front Row: Idris Nduwamungu and Hawa Hamisi
Second Row: Erick Manirakiza and Habitat homeowner, Veronica Niyibigira
Back Row: Ron Morris, Thrivent Financial, and David Butler, Habitat's executive director
Front Row: Idris Nduwamungu and Hawa Hamisi Second Row: Erick Manirakiza and Habitat homeowner, Veronica Niyibigira Back Row: Ron Morris, Thrivent Financial, and David Butler, Habitat's executive director

On Saturday Veronica Niyibigira and her family of three received the keys to their new 4-bedroom, 2-bath Southside home with the support of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga and Thrivent Financial.

Thrivent Financial joined forces with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga Area to build the Niybigira’s new home. It is the seventh Habitat home built by the Southeast Tennessee Northwest Georgia Chapter of Thrivent Financial since 2007 and the 247th built by Habitat since 1986.




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