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unnamed (4)Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity celebrate 10-year partnership with monthlong fundraising campaign

Thrivent will add 10 percent to all donations made from Sept. 8 through Oct. 7

Thrivent Builds Worldwide volunteers built homes in Paraguay to celebrate the 10-year partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

ATLANTA and MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 8, 2015) – In honor of the 10th anniversary of the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity partnership, Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity today kicked off a monthlong fundraising campaign. During the campaign, Thrivent will add 10 percent to all personal donations and/or Thrivent Choice Dollars® directions made on Thrivent.com to Habitat for Humanity International or any of the 250 Habitat affiliates enrolled in Thrivent Choice.

The U.S. campaign will run from Sept. 8 through Oct. 7, or until $100,000 is awarded in matching grants – whichever comes first.

“Our members, employees and financial representatives have answered the call to make our communities stronger by helping to provide safe, decent and affordable housing to families in the United States and around the world,” said Jackie Hintz, vice president of Member Engagement and Growth at Thrivent. “And in the process of generously giving to help change the lives of others, many of the volunteers have been profoundly changed as well.”

Since 2005, Thrivent members have committed $213 million and 4.4 million volunteer hours to help 4,000 Habitat homeowners in 34 countries achieve the stability and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Thrivent donated $12 million in 2015 to Habitat for Humanity to support the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity partnership, which provides funding and volunteers to help construct or repair homes across the globe.

“Habitat for Humanity would not be where we are today without the generosity of Thrivent Financial, its members and volunteers,” said Larry Gluth, Habitat for Humanity International’s senior vice president of U.S. and Canada. “Thrivent has been a blessing to us over the last 10 years, and to say we are appreciative of this partnership would be a vast understatement.”

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

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

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a path out of poverty, since 1976 Habitat has helped more than 5 million people through home construction, rehabilitation and repairs and by increasing access to improved shelter through products and services. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and offers a variety of housing support services that enable families with limited means to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit habitat.org.

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.