The grant provides 50% of the cost of construction, and was given to Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity by Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, a unique partnership between Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Habitat for Humanity International.
“We are excited to partner with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans on another Thrivent Builds Project,” said Rob Rich, Executive Director of Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity. “This project will mark the 13th home Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has partnered with Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity to build as part of the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program. We look forward to another successful build and opening the door to a brighter future for another neighbor in our community.”
Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity was given the award in conjunction with an announcement of a national gift made by Thrivent Financial on Dec. 17, 2012. The 2013 commitment from the organization is $6.8 million and will push the total giving from Thrivent Financial past $180 million, during the eight-year partnership between the two organizations.
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, volunteers have donated more than 3.5 million hours to construct 1,922 homes in the U.S.
The 2013 commitment will fund the construction and rehabilitation of 113 Habitat for Humanity homes in 31 states, including the home built by Lake Agassiz Habitat in Moorhead.
“We are deeply grateful for Thrivent Financial’s partnership and steadfast commitment to decent, affordable housing around the world,” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “Working together since 2005 through the Thrivent Builds programs, Habitat and Thrivent have engaged volunteers to help thousands of families improve their homes and the communities in which they live.”