Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) May 07, 2014
The North and South Carolina offices of Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity Affiliates in the NC cities of Albemarle, Boone, Charlotte, Concord, Cornelius, Greensboro, Hickory, Matthews, Monroe, New Bern, Raleigh, Southern Pines, Southport, Statesville, Wilmington, and Winston-Salem are planning events to help homeowners spruce up their home and neighborhood through a unique partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs.
The program called Thrivent Builds Repairs Carolinas’ Spring Fix-Up will enhance the level of home ownership and quality of life for individuals in an organized region-wise way. Volunteers, Habitat Affiliates and Thrivent Financial Representatives, will come together throughout April and May for these 35+ one to two-day day projects. An additional 11+ affiliates will participate in the SC portion of the program.
Here locally, Habitat Greensboro will be partnering with Thrivent to complete a home repair in the Poplar Ridge neighborhood. Maria Hanlin, CEO, says, “We are grateful to Thrivent for asking us to participate in this program. We will be using this program to enhance the lives of Habitat families. This also provides a great opportunity for members of our community to give back through volunteerism.”
Thrivent Builds Repairs launched across the country in 2012 and concentrates on upgrading existing homes through exterior projects like installing accessibility ramps, exterior painting, weatherization, porch repair, or light landscaping.
Thrivent Financial’s relationship with Habitat for Humanity brings the financial, volunteer, and advocacy resources of Thrivent Financial together with the affordable housing construction leadership of hundreds of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Commenting on the success of the Thrivent Builds Repairs program, Beverly Grant-Turner, Community Engagement Leader, adds, “This new program provides us with more options to serve our community. Upgrading existing homes not only makes the homes safer and more efficient, it also cultivates community pride.”
“The Thrivent Builds alliance is helping North and South Carolina Habitat increase the number of families served in our community,” said Christine Odom, Executive Director, of the NC statewide organization. “We are so grateful for Thrivent’s support of our efforts to provide homes in partnership with families in need of simple, decent, and affordable housing.”
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 2,700 homes in the U.S. and around the world since 2005. For more information, visit ThriventBuilds.com.
Thrivent Financial is a not-for-profit, Fortune 500 financial services membership organization helping approximately 2.5 million members achieve financial security and give back to their communities. Thrivent Financial and its affiliates offer a broad range of financial products and services. As a not-for-profit organization, Thrivent Financial creates and supports national outreach programs and activities that help congregations, schools, charitable organizations, and individuals in need. For more information, visit Thrivent.com. Also, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Habitat for Humanity International is a global nonprofit Christian housing organization that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1976, Habitat has served more than 500,000 families by welcoming people of all races, religions and nationalities to construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit Habitat.org, or follow us http://www.facebook.com/habitat or at Twitter.com/habitat.org or join Habitat’s blog community at Habitat.org/blog.