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Media Advisory

CONTACT:
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity                         
Laura Williams-Parrish, Community Relations Manager
719-475-7800 ext. 106
laura@pikespeakhabitat.org

Thrivent
Callie Briese, Director, External Relations
612-844-7340
callie.briese@thrivent.com

Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial Dedicate New Home for Local Family
Family of Six Ready to Move in to Country Living Neighborhood of Fountain, Colorado

WHAT:
The public is invited to this ribbon-cutting ceremony to meet the future homeowner as we celebrate this house dedication for Penny and her five children, ages infants to teens. Thrivent members and other volunteers built this home in the Country Living neighborhood of Fountain, Colorado as part of the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity partnership.

Two years ago Penny became the sole provider for her niece’s newborn twins. They were born prematurely and their mother could not take care of them. With the new babies joining the family, Penny’s mobile home rental would not suffice. She packed up the family and moved to a rental house, but that cost has added a financial strain for her.

Now as a future homeowner with Habitat, Penny no longer worries about how much or how often rent will increase. She will no longer need to move each year. “How nice it would be to go to bed and think, ‘I did it. We did it. We are homeowners and we are finally home.’”

Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent have been in a national partnership for more than 10 years. Together with Thrivent members and other volunteer support, they help families achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable housing.

WHO:
Eric Stolp, Community Engagement Leader, Thrivent
Kris Medina, Executive Director/CEO, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Iain Probert, Director of Development, Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Penny Lightfoot, future Habitat homeowner

WHEN:
Saturday, January 12, 2019
11:30 am to 12:30 pm

WHERE:
226 Red Finch Lane, Fountain, Colorado 80817

About Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity
Pikes Peak Habitat (PPHFH) seeks to build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter in El Paso County.  We build permanent, affordable homes in partnership with the community and prospective homebuyers. Partner families purchase their homes with affordable mortgages. PPHFH has been an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1986 and has assisted 166 families in El Paso County. For more information, visit www.pikespeakhabitat.org and follow us at www.facebook.com/pikespeakhabitatforhumanity  or at https://twitter.com/pphabitat.

About Thrivent
Thrivent is a financial services organization that helps Christians be wise with money and live generously. As a membership organization, it offers its more than 2.3 million members 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.

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