Bless the Build kicks off the build season and celebrates Thrivent's community commitmentOn Thursday, May 3, Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) will kick off the beginning of their build season with a Bless the Build event at 820 Thomas Drive in Alexandria. The event, which begins at 4 pm, will celebrate the beginning of construction on the Eric Magnuson home and Thrivent’s ongoing commitment to Habitat for Humanity and the community.
On Thursday, May 3, Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County (HFHDC) will kick off the beginning of their build season with a Bless the Build event at 820 Thomas Drive in Alexandria. The event, which begins at 4 pm, will celebrate the beginning of construction on the Eric Magnuson home and Thrivent’s ongoing commitment to Habitat for Humanity and the community.
The Magnuson home will be the eighth home that Thrivent has helped to fund, bringing their investment locally to around $700,000 since 2005. Nationally, Habitat for Humanity’s relationship with Thrivent Financial 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.
To date, more than 480,000 volunteers have donated more than 3 million hours to construct 1,600 homes in the U.S. The 2012 commitment will fund the construction and rehabilitation of 142 Habitat for Humanity homes in 32 U.S. states, including the home built by HFHDC in Alexandria.
“We are so excited to be celebrating this milestone with Eric and his family,” said Lori Anderson, HFHDC executive director. “We are thankful to Thrivent for its ongoing support in helping us to build homes in partnership with families and for their commitment to transforming lives through affordable home ownership.”
HFHDC’s build season will begin on May 9, following the annual Hard Hat Breakfast held that morning. The affiliate will be building four homes this year in partnership with four families, providing housing for four adults and 12 children.
For more information on how to support Habitat financially or to volunteer, visit www.hfhdouglascounty.org or call (320) 762-4255.
Habitat for Humanity of Douglas County has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1997 and has built 30 homes for sale to partner families throughout Douglas County, providing housing for 122 people.
Homeowner families are selected according to established criteria: need for housing, ability to partner with Habitat and ability to pay. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build or renovate decent, affordable housing. Partner families purchase the homes from Habitat with no-profit mortgages. Volunteers provide most of the labor. Tax deductible donations of money, land and materials are provided by individuals, organizations, churches, foundations and businesses.
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 Thrivent