Local Family receives keys to new home in time for The Holiday Season!


The Lopez Family to Receive Keys in Housewarming Ceremony Saturday

Los Angeles, CA – Dec. 8, 2007: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (www.habitatla.org) and three Los Angeles area Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Chapters have completed their work on a home in partnership with The Lopez Family. On Saturday, December 8th Habitat for Humanity representatives, Thrivent Financial representatives, Lutheran volunteers, and the Lopez family will gather to celebrate homeownership for Maria Lopez and present her family with keys to their new home.

WHO: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans & Habitat Partner Family, the Lopez family.

WHAT: Home Dedication Featuring Short Presentation, Tree-Trimming And Home Tours

WHEN: Saturday, December 8, 2007
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Presentation begins at 11:00 am (40 min.)

WHERE: 434 112th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90061

WHY: Maria Lopez, a single mother of four who was living in a converted garage, will be moving into her new home and celebrating homeownership thanks to a partnership with Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent Financial. The Thrivent Builds program partners with Habitat for Humanity to build safe, affordable housing nationwide. The Lopez’ home is the second to be fully-funded by the organization in Los Angeles in just two years. Volunteers broke ground last March and the home is now ready for the Lopez family to move in, just in time for the Holidays!

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles strives to eliminate poverty housing through advocacy, education and partnership with families in need to build simple, decent affordable housing. Since 1990, HFH GLA has built more than 230 homes, transforming the lives of hundreds of individuals. For more information, visit www.habitatla.org.

About Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a not-for-profit membership organization helping nearly 3 million members achieve their financial goals and give back to their communities. As a not-for-profit fraternal benefit society, Thrivent Financial sponsors national outreach programs and activities that support congregations, schools, charitable organizations and individuals in need. Thrivent Financial has main offices in Minneapolis, Minn., and Appleton, Wis. For more information, visit www.thrivent.com.