Dozens of Homes Being Built in the U.S.
Grand View Associates, a Thrivent office, and Thrivent members volunteered at a Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds project in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.This article (PDF) | Current issue (PDF) | Archive
The home-building season is in high gear for Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Partnership projects. As of April 15, there are plans to build 82 homes in the U.S. this year, and more than 600 people have volunteered to help.
In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, construction began in March on a Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds project for a family from the area. Thrivent members and volunteers from local churches are helping. The structure of the house was started indoors in an annex at the local Habitat office. It will be moved to its permanent location in June, where it will be completed and dedicated.
Melanie Keegan sees firsthand the work volunteers have done on this home and others in the area. She’s a Thrivent community engagement leader for the Thrivent Member Network–Two Rivers Region, and she sits on the board of directors for the local Habitat office. “Both Thrivent members and the churches involved are what make these homes possible,” she says. “This project simply would not happen if it wasn’t for an army of Christian volunteers stepping up to help.”
To learn how you can get involved with Habitat and Thrivent Faith Builds projects in the U.S., go to Thrivent.com/habitat.