Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity
Partner on homes during Blitz!
NEWPORT NEWS, VA (June 22, 2016) - Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg will partner together with funding and volunteers to help repair homes in Newport News on Saturday, June 25, 2016 in the Warwick Lawns neighborhood of Newport News. Fifteen home owners have signed up, comprising hundreds of repairs utilizing over 200 volunteers. This is a true partnership between Habitat, Thrivent Financial, Newport News Housing Authority, the City of Newport News and the Warwick Lawns neighborhood association.
"It's inspiring to see Thrivent members and others continuously give of their time and talents to help families in local communities have safe, affordable housing," said Dr. Ron Adolphi, Thrivent Financial Associate for the East Region with offices in Williamsburg. "Our significant partnership with Habitat for Humanity is one way we demonstrate our commitment to living generously."
Thrivent Builds Repairs, during this one day "blitz", provides resources supporting Habitat for Humanity work of repairing existing homes in partnership with families who don't have the resources or ability to make the repairs themselves. Partner families may include senior citizens, veterans, people with disabilities and others needing assistance.
"The Thrivent Builds partnership between Habitat and Thrivent Financial has touched lives and communities not only here in Hampton Roads, yet all around the world," said Che Henderson, President of Habitat Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg. "We are so grateful for the commitment Thrivent has made to help people build a pathway out of poverty."
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
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg is a non-profit organization serving the communities of Hampton, James City County, Newport News, Williamsburg, and York County. The local affiliate has built, renovated and repaired more than 200 homes since its founding in 1985.
This Habitat affiliate also operates two Habitat ReStore home improvement and donation centers. The ReStores sell donated overstock, discontinued, new and gently-used building materials, furniture, appliances, fixtures and more. All of the profits from the ReStore are used to build more homes in the local communities. For more information, visit HabitatPGW.org.
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