FAHFH and Thrivent Financial Kickoff “Thrivent Builds”

May 17, 2016                                                   thrivent-logo

CONTACT: Ruthie Dent
Director of Marketing and Special Projects


FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (May 17, 2016) – Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH) and Thrivent Financial will kickoff the construction of a Habitat home on Hedgepeth Street on Saturday, May 21. Volunteers from Thrivent Financial, the local faith and military communities, and others will construct the frame of a new, energy efficient, quality home for a Habitat partner family.

Volunteers of all skill levels are needed. Those interested in participating can register through FAHFH’s VolunteerHub here- http://www.fayettevillenchabitat.org/?page_id=16. Click on “Construction- Framing” links to participate in the Thrivent Builds program.

Pre-registration is required.

Thrivent Financial renewed a national Habitat for Humanity partnership in March of 2016 with a $12 million commitment. Locally, FAHFH was awarded $51,000 from Thrivent Financial to support the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity program, an ongoing multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Thrivent Financial, which helps create safe, decent, affordable housing across the globe.

“It is inspiring to work alongside Habitat families, Thrivent members and others to build and repair homes,” said Mark Trudeau, a financial representative with Thrivent Financial. “Sharing our time and talents helps us live generously and strengthen our community.”

Thrivent Financial is committing $12 million nationally to the 2016 partnership, which will be used to serve families and mobilize volunteers through three programs: Thrivent Builds Homes, Thrivent Builds Repairs and Thrivent Builds Worldwide.

  • Thrivent Builds Homes focuses on improving communities by helping Habitat build homes in partnership with low-income families. One Thrivent Builds Home will be built in Cumberland County this year.
  • Thrivent Builds Repairs provides for the repair of existing homes in partnership with families who don’t have the resources or ability to make the repairs themselves.
  • Thrivent Builds Worldwide allows Thrivent members and others to give financially and volunteer their time as they travel to international or domestic locations for a week or more at a time to build Habitat homes and experience other cultures.

Since the national partnership’s inception in 2005, Thrivent Financial and its members have now committed $226 million and 4.7 million volunteer hours around the world.

“We are extremely grateful to Thrivent Financial and its members for their continued support of Habitat for Humanity,” said FAHFH executive director, Tammy Laurence. “Because of this generosity, more families will have a safe, affordable place to call home.”

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

For more information about Thrivent Builds programs, visit Thriventbuilds.com.

To learn about local volunteer opportunities, visit www.fayettevillenchabitat.org.

Thrivent Financial is represented in the local area by Mark Trudeau. He can be reached at 910-695-2600 and his office is located in Southern Pines. Visit www.thrivent.com for more information.

About Habitat for Humanity
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Incorporated in 1988, Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc. is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation and is a designated 501(c) (3) by the Internal Revenue Service. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit fayettevillenchabitat.org.

About Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity
Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International. Thrivent Builds is designed to involve Thrivent members and volunteers 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 4,000 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. As a membership organization, it offers its nearly 2.4 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.




Fayetteville Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc.
P. O. Box 3166 • 310 Green Street Fayetteville, NC 28302
Phone: (910) 483-0952 • Fax: (910) 486-5472
Habitat ReStore
3833 Bragg Blvd.
Phone: (910) 920-4657 • Fax: (910) 491-0072