Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent have partnered together with local churches and Thrivent members in Green Bay to make a difference for a local family. Habitat has been awarded $65,000 in matching funds from Thrivent as part of the long-standing national partnership between Habitat and Thrivent, which helps families achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable housing.
Locally, Habitat and Thrivent will partner on the construction of a home in Green Bay alongside multiple local churches on a Faith Build. Over 80 of these home build projects will take place across the US in 2019. Green Bay’s Faith Build is one of only two in the state of Wisconsin.
“We are excited for the 2019 Faith Build,” says Julie Coppersmith, Thrivent Financial Associate. “Last year we experienced an amazing response from Thrivent members, local churches, and their members as we came together to pray, volunteer, and raise funds to build a home for a local family. This year we can’t wait to grow the number of people engaged in this work.”
Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds improve communities by helping Habitat build homes in partnership with churches and families in need of decent, affordable housing in the US.
Thrivent has committed over $12 million to the 2019 partnership, which will be used to partner with families, churches, and volunteers across the US and around the world on different housing projects.
Since the national partnership’s inception in 2005, and through 2018, Thrivent and its members have contributed more than $252 million and more than 5.5 million volunteer hours in the U.S. and around the world to help thousands of families and individuals build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
“As an organization with Christian principles, we enjoy rallying the faith community for this special build each year,” says Cora Haltaufderheid, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity Executive Director. “It’s a great way for area churches to do mission work right here at home.”
Thrivent remains the largest non-governmental supporter of Habitat for Humanity International.
For more information about the Habitat and Thrivent Partnership, visit Thrivent.com/Habitat. To learn about local volunteer opportunities, visit www.greenbayhabitat.org/.