Local Habitat chapter receives $48,500

River City Habitat for Humanity received $48,500 in funding to help build a house in Jefferson City as part of Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity in 2011.

Nationally, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans announced a commitment of $10.4 million to Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity and its homebuilding program, continuing its support of Habitat’s mission for a sixth year. This funding will make the construction of 164 additional homes in 33 states possible.

In 2011, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, through its unique partnership with Habitat for Humanity International called Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity, will surpass more than $150 million in its total commitment over six years to create affordable housing.

River City Habitat for Humanity built six homes as part of that effort.

While Thrivent Financial provides at least 55 percent of the funding for each Thrivent Builds home, local volunteers — many of them Thrivent Financial members and members of area Lutheran congregations — assist with construction and help raise additional funds.

Since its inception in 2005, Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 2,500 families in the U.S. and around the world achieve the dream of home-ownership. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans continues to be one of the largest non-government supporters of Habitat for Humanity International.

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