Habitat for Humanity of Horry County has received a $60,444 grant to construct a home for a deserving family under the Thrivent Builds Homes program. Thrivent Financial has committed $10.4 million nation wide to construct Habitat homes and involve local Lutherans in the build.
Thrivent Financial has made a commitment of $10.4 million to Thrivent Builds Homes 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 33 states possible.
In 2011, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, through its unique partnership with Habitat for Humanity International called Thrivent Builds Homes, will surpass more than $150 million in its total commitment over six years to create affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity of Horry County built 2 homes as part of that effort.
“The Thrivent Builds partnership has helped Habitat for Humanity of Horry County increase the number of families served in our community,” said Gail Olive, Executive 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 Homes has helped more than 2,500 families in the U.S. and around the world achieve the dream of homeownership. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans continues to be one of the largest non-government supporters of Habitat for Humanity International.