Thrivent Financial reaches $200 million in donations to Habitat for Humanity with new 2014 commitment

Milwaukee benefits from Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity homebuilding efforts

MILWAUKEE, WI (Feb.26, 2014) – Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity has been awarded $118,500 from Thrivent Financial to build two homes in the Washington Park neighborhood of Milwaukee.   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.

The funding is part of an ongoing partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International, called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity. Through the partnership, Thrivent members, Habitat affiliates and others partner with families across the U.S. and around the world to provide affordable housing and stronger, generous communities.

“Working in partnership with Habitat families to help them build or repair their homes is an inspiring experience,” said Mike Dean, a financial representative with Thrivent Financial. “I enjoy working alongside members – who generously donate their time and talents – to strengthen our community.”

Thrivent Financial is committing $12 million nationally to the 2014 partnership. From the partnership’s inception in 2005 through 2014, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed more than $200 million and more than 4 million volunteer hours across the globe.  The funding will be used to serve families and mobilize volunteers through three programs within the Thrivent Builds partnership: Thrivent Builds Homes, Thrivent Builds Worldwide and Thrivent Builds Repairs.

“We are extremely grateful to Thrivent Financial for their continued support of Habitat for Humanity’s mission in our city,” said Brian Sonderman, executive director of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity.  “Working together since 2010 through the Thrivent Builds programs, Habitat and Thrivent have engaged volunteers to help Milwaukee families improve their homes and the neighborhoods in which they live.”

Thrivent Financial remains the largest non-governmental supporter of Habitat for Humanity International.

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