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Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Laura Williams-Parrish
Community Relations Manager
laura@pikespeakhabitat.org
719.475.7800 x106

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent partner to help improve the lives of a Colorado Springs family

Thrivent commits to partnership with Habitat for Humanity across the U.S. and around the world

Colorado Springs, CO (January 12, 2021) – Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity (PPHFH) and Thrivent have partnered together with local churches and Thrivent members in El Paso County to make a difference for a local family. Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity has been awarded $103,000 from Thrivent as part of the long-standing national partnership between Habitat and Thrivent, which helps families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing.

Locally, Habitat and Thrivent will partner on the construction of a home for Brittany’s family in Colorado Springs alongside multiple local churches in a Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds. Over 80 of these home build projects will take place across the US.

“This year marks the 15th house that Thrivent will build together with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity. The partnership has never been stronger as we build a house for, and with, another family here in El Paso County,” commented Eric Stolp, Engagement Leader at Thrivent.

Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds improve communities by helping Habitat build homes in partnership with Christian churches and families in need of decent, affordable housing in the US. Thrivent has committed to partner with Habitat, future homeowner families, Christian churches, and volunteers across the US and around the world on different housing projects.

Since the national partnership’s inception in 2005 Thrivent and its members have contributed more than $268 million and more than 6.1 million volunteer hours in the U.S. and around the world to help thousands of families and individuals build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.

“Thrivent’s partnership helps Pikes Peak Habitat increase the number of families served in our community by helping them become first-time homeowners,” said Kris Lewis Medina, Executive Director/CEO. “We are so grateful for Thrivent’s support of our efforts to build homes in partnership with families in need of permanent affordable housing. It’s a wonderful way to continue to strengthen, stabilize and move families closer to self-reliance.”

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

For more information about the Habitat and Thrivent Partnership, visit Thrivent.com/Habitat. To learn about local volunteer opportunities, visit www.pikespeakhabitat.org.

About Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity builds affordable housing in El Paso County in partnership with the community and prospective homeowners. Partner families build their home alongside volunteers, and purchase their house with an affordable mortgage. Pikes Peak Habitat has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1986 and has assisted over 180 families achieve homeownership in El Paso County. For more information, visit www.pikespeakhabitat.org.

About Thrivent
Thrivent is a membership-owned fraternal organization, as well as a holistic financial services organization, providing financial advice, investments, insurance, banking and generosity programs to help people make the most of all they’ve been given. For more information, visit Thrivent.com. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter.

2021 Press Releases:

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2019 Women Build Program

2nd Veteran Home Build Ground Blessing

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Veteran Home Build Groundbreaking

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Pikes Peak Habitat Real Estate Build Announcement

Pikes Peak Habitat Board Build Groundbreaking Announcement

Pikes Peak Habitat Ground Blessing Announcement

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