Press Release (PikesPeakHabitat.org)
In an effort to improve their homes and neighborhood, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial will host a volunteer home-repair event through a unique partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs.
Thrivent Builds Repairs empowers Thrivent members and other volunteers to upgrade existing homes through projects like installing accessibility ramps, exterior painting, weatherization, porch repair or light landscaping. These improvements provide better living arrangements for the families in the homes, as well as an overall improvement for the community.
Community volunteers and Thrivent Financial representative Matt Glenn will come together on July 15 at a home site on Boggs Place to work on gutters, windows, down spouts, fencing, and tree trimming for Belinda’s family. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Isaac Ring, Volunteer Manager at Pikes Peak Habitat. All are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Local Colorado Springs Thrivent Financial representative Matt Glenn is part of the building team, saying that “Sharing our time and talents to live generously and strengthen our community is a great way to get to know our neighbors and make a real difference.”
The program is part of an ongoing partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity. Since the national partnership’s inception in 2005, Thrivent members and other volunteers have helped thousands of families achieve a higher standard of living, through the financial, volunteer and advocacy resources of Thrivent Financial together with the affordable housing construction leadership of hundreds of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Through projects like this, Thrivent Financial and its members have built or repaired over 4,000 homes in the US and completed over 1,000 international and domestic home building trips.
“The Thrivent Builds partnership is helping Pikes Peak Habitat increase the number of families served in our community by helping home owners stay in their homes,” said Kris Medina, Pikes Peak Habitat Executive Director. “We are so grateful for Thrivent’s support of our efforts to build and repair homes in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. It’s a wonderful way to continue to strengthen, stabilize and move families closer to self-reliance.”
To learn more, visit www.thriventbuilds.com
Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a 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. Through the program Thrivent members have built or repaired more than 4,000 homes in the U.S. and participated on over 1,000 international and domestic home building trips 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. As a membership organization, it offers its more than 2.3 million member-owners a broad range of products, services and guidance from financial representatives nationwide. For more than a century it has helped members make wise money choices that reflect their values while providing them opportunities to demonstrate their generosity where they live, work and worship. For more information, visit Thrivent.com/why. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.
Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 6.8 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. 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.
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity seeks to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in the Pikes Peak Region. We build decent and affordable homes in partnership with the community and prospective homebuyers. Partner families receive zero-interest, fixed-term rate mortgages. PPHFH has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1986 and has assisted more than 150 families in El Paso County. For more information, visit www.pikespeakhabitat.org and follow us at www.facebook.com/pikespeakhabitatforhumanity or at https://twitter.com/pphabitat.