Thrivent Financial partners with Habitat for Humanity to improve a San Diego Neighborhood
Jun 12, 2015 04:13PM
By Paul Spear
Thrivent Financial partners with Habitat for Humanity to improve a San Diego neighborhood
IMPERIAL BEACH – Thrivent Financial and San Diego Habitat for Humanity will host an event to help homeowners upgrade their homes and neighborhood through a unique partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs as part of San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program. The Neighborhood Revitalization program’s vision is to transform communities into vibrant, safe and inviting places to live for current and future residents in which to thrive. Habitat responds to community aspirations with an expanded array of products, services and partnerships, empowering residents to revive their neighborhoods and enhance their quality of life.
Community volunteers, Thrivent Financial representatives, Jess Reimnitz, and San Diego Habitat leaders will come together on June 13th at the home site on 923 Emory Street to put a fresh new coat of paint on the exterior of the house, build a new fence and install new low water use landscaping in the front yard. If community members would like learn more about this program, how they might qualify or how they can help, please contact Anne Marie Conte at (619) 283-4663 ext. 128, or come meet us in the community at this event.
Thrivent Builds Repairs upgrades existing homes through projects like installing accessibility ramps, exterior painting, weatherization, porch repair or light landscaping. The program is part of an ongoing partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International and their local affiliates, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity. From the national partnership’s inception in 2005, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed more than $200 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours.
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. Monique Gallery a Community Engagement Leader with Thrivent Financial said: “This 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 partnership is helping San Diego Habitat increase the number of families served in our community by helping home owners stay in their homes,” said Anne Marie Conte Neighborhood Revitalization Program Manager. “We are so grateful for Thrivent’s support of our efforts to build homes and repair homes in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing.”
About Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity
Thrivent builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, multi-million dollar mission partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International. Thrivent Builds is designed to involve Thrivent members and Christians 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 and repairing more than 3,500 homes in the U.S. and around the world since 2005. For more information, visit ThriventBuilds.com.
About Thrivent Financial
Thrivent Financial is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. We offer a broad range of products and services – including life insurance, annuities and mutual funds – along with guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century we’ve helped our nearly 2.4 million member-owners make wise money choices that reflect their values. And we provide opportunities for them to be even more generous where they live, work and worship. . For more information, visit Thrivent.com. Also, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter.
About San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH)
San Diego Habitat for Humanity Inc. (SDHFH), the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes for ownership by local families in need. Habitat partner families are selected on the basis of housing need, willingness to partner with Habitat and ability to repay a zero percent interest mortgage loan.
Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to the ReStore, SDHFH’s discount home improvement retail center. For more information, visit www.sdhfh.org or call 619-283-HOME (4663).