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Thrivent Builds Repairs partnership allows Lexington Habitat to repair existing homes


Thrivent Financial and Lexington Habitat for Humanity have partnered to help Lexington Habitat homeowners spruce up their home and neighborhood through a unique partnership program called Thrivent Builds Repairs.
 
Lexington Habitat staff, 150 volunteers, Lexington Habitat homeowners and Thrivent Financial representative Robert Lawson will come together on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 9 a.m. at Gerald Drive in the Winburn neighborhood to provide exterior home repairs including porch repairs, landscaping and more at 14 Lexington Habitat homes.
 
Thrivent Builds Repairs launched across the country in 2012 and concentrates on upgrading existing homes through projects like installing accessibility ramps, exterior painting, weatherization, porch repair or light landscaping.
 
The Lexington Habitat project is the largest Thrivent Builds Repairs project in the nation this year.
 
In addition to being this year’s largest Thrivent Repairs Project, the project is taking place on Gerald Drive where volunteers gathered in September of 1992 to build 10 Lexington Habitat homes in one week.
 
Ten additional homes were built in surrounding communities in Kentucky as part of the Bluegrass 20 House Project. Longtime Habitat volunteer Lyle Hanna will join volunteers on Oct. 26 at lunch to share memories from the 20 House Project and celebrate the role Thrivent Financial is playing to help repair those homes 21 years later.
 
Thrivent Financial’s relationship with Habitat for Humanity brings the financial, volunteer and advocacy resources of Thrivent Financial together with the affordable housing construction leadership of hundreds of local Habitat for Humanity affiliates.
 
Commenting on the success of the Thrivent Builds Repairs program, Robert Lawson, financial consultant with Thrivent Financial adds, “This new program provides us with more options to serve our community. Upgrading existing homes not only makes the homes safer and more efficient, it also cultivates community pride.”
 
“The Thrivent Builds alliance is helping Lexington Habitat increase the number of families served in our community,” said Dana Stefaniak, Lexington Habitat Resource Development director. “We are so grateful for Thrivent’s support of our efforts to provide homes in partnership with families in need of simple, decent and affordable housing.”
 
Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Thrivent Financial and Habitat for Humanity International.
 
Thrivent Builds is designed to involve Thrivent members and Lutherans in helping provide a “hand up” to people in need of affordable housing, offering them a path to greater economic independence.
 
Excluding government funding, Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity is Habitat’s largest single source of funding, constructing more than 2,700 homes in the U.S. and around the world since 2005. For more information, visit here.
 
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